Rounding off their prodigious 2021 with an anthemic rebel yell that we can all get behind, Welsh rockers Scarlet Rebels have unleashed the invigorating ‘I’m Alive’, the opening track from their upcoming album See Through Blue, out 28th January 2022 via Earache Records. Listen to the track here.
Pumped with unstoppable energy, ‘I’m Alive’ sees relentless riffs and rousing vocals chronicle a declaration of resilience and a spirited lust for life. Inspired by frontman Wayne Doyle’s own catharsis during the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘I’m Alive’ is a rallying call to all those who have found a passion for life that they won’t release from their clutches.
Doyle comments: “I initially wrote ‘I’m Alive’ around the defiance of still being in a band and not leaving music to focus on ‘real’ life, as many suggested I should do. ‘Real’ life is whatever you make it – especially in light of the pandemic, it’s unbelievable to me that anyone would try and draw someone away from their passions. This is a song for everyone who’s ever been doubted and stuck to their guns regardless. I salute you!”
An album that defies ‘The Enemy’ (whether it be an apathetic government or one’s own personal demons) whilst ultimately aiming to highlight the importance of fellowship in the current era of discord, See Through Blue is an album that brings important issues to light from a band who most certainly practise what they preach in their music.
In a bid to make real change in the issues that lie closest to their heart (and their music), Scarlet Rebels – completed by lead guitarist Chris Jones, second guitarist/keyboard player Josh Townshend, bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde and Wayne’s brother, drummer Gary Doyle – are collecting for local food banks at their headline shows, and those unable to attend their shows are welcome to donate approved items via grocery delivery services like Deliveroo. More information can be found here.
Scarlet Rebels’ headline album tour commences on 20th January 2022 through to 12th February 2022. Full tour dates can be found below.
See Through Blue is currently available to pre-order – signed editions, limited edition colour vinyl (red/green/purple), special merch bundles, plus an ultra limited cassette tape and rare ‘alternative artwork’ version with blue cover and vinyl are all available from earache.com/scarletrebels while stocks last.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES
20/01 – The Musician, Leicester
21/01 – Nightrain, Bradford
22/01 – Dreadnought Club, Bathgate
28/01 – Hangar 18, Swansea
29/01 – The Asylum 2, Birmingham
30/01 – Think Tank, Newcastle
31/01 – The Live Rooms, Chester
01/02 – B2 Brickmakers, Norwich
02/02 – The Black Heart, London
03/02 – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
04/02 – Waterloo Bar, Blackpool
11/02 – The Victoria, Swindon
12/02 – The Bread Shed, Manchester