"Rebel Kicks deliver a perfect anthem for the modern contemporary masses and the current political scenery of our country. “Fall of the American Dream” is a powerful, imaginative and honest showcase of sadness, anger and a will of fire to pick up and move forward. While the title might evoke a certain fatalist view, in reality the song embraces hope as a medium to move past the “sins” of our fathers. It’s a modern plea that is not heard by those who have already done the deed, but it will be heard by those who will fight to find a solution."
- Wolf in A Suit, music blog
Anthony and Steven Babino are Rebel Kicks, an alternative rock outfit from New York City. Edgy and clever, yet fun and catchy, the multi-layered music that Rebel Kicks creates is instantly, and undeniably memorable. Their unique sound and style fuses elements of rock, pop, electronica, & hip-hop, along with the incredible harmonic blend of the brothers' voices.
Born and raised in New York City, the duo have been "performing together since we started talking", according to Steve. "It's what we do, it's who we are." Over the years, the brothers have become known for their electrifying, energetic live performances. “We want people to leave our live shows not only excited by our music, but also feeling energized, and good vibes from the experience.”
Rebel Kicks spent the majority of 2017-18 between New York and Los Angeles, writing, recording and producing their debut EP, due out later this year. “We got the chance to work and collaborate with some really incredible songwriters and producers on this EP”, says Anthony, including industry veterans Jason Pennock (2pac/Polyenso/The Pussycat Dolls), Abe Dertner, Jeff Blue (Macy Gray/Hoobastank/Korn/Linkin Park), Russ DeSalvo (Lou Reed/Celine Dion/Lionel Richie), and Jimmy Greco (Paramore/Santana).
Two songs from the sessions have already been released, "Fall of the American Dream", and "Unbroken", and more will be on their way very soon. "We're really excited about the new songs! We feel like we've truly found our voice as an artist, and honed in on a sound that’s ours; we can't wait to share it with everyone."