Los Angeles lingers in the imagination of a British audience.
It often appears as a land of eternal sunshine, the Hollywood dream made real. Of course, it's not quite as simple as that, but the fantasy remains.
The Rebel Light seem to imbue the light side of Los Angeles. A band in thrall to golden guitar pop, their psych-edged material recalls (early) Shins or even British group Temples.
Byrds-style guitar riffs are set against gilded harmonies, with The Rebel Light adding that vital sense of edge.
New single 'Strangers' was recorded at home, with the vocals being laid down in the bathroom and the drum parts recorded in a woodshed.
There's an endearingly rough-hewn quality to the single. Out on March 9th, the accompanying visuals fully capture the sun-dappled appeal of the Los Angeles' band's songwriting.
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Photo Credit: Colburn Omareo