Rebel Control (Andy Baron and Richie Concrete) return from a hiatus with a song “We Nah Got No Money (But We Got Love)” originally inspired by the touching displays of community spirit in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
“With the ongoing covid situation and the current tensions in America it just feels right to release a track that’s purely about love, positivity and community into the world right now “ the band said, adding “There will be plenty of time and reason to chant down the Babylon political system in the future, we’re sure of it! “
The Brighton based reggae band recorded rhythm tracks to a whole new album live with their band in Italy a couple of years ago and have been finishing it up at various studios in London and Brighton. When this track was chosen as a single it had to be mixed by Graham “Grammo“ Pilgrim in total isolation in his studio in Rome at the peak of the corona virus epidemic with Andy and Concrete collaborating on the mix via video calls.
We Nah Got No Money (But We Got Love)
Was released on all Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and other digital platforms on June 26th 2020
Rebel Control evolved from the reggae jams hosted by Andy Baron and Richie Concrete in a disused shop in West London back in 2008 / 2009. These sessions attracted an amazing crew of Uk based reggae musicians including drummer Richie Stevens (Horace Andy/ Dennis Bovell ), percussionist Jeff Scantlebury (Eddy Grant / LKJ ) and trombonist Winston Rollins (Aswad/Jamiroquai ) spawning the album “Jammin At Rebel H.Q.” mixed by Mike Pelanconi best known for his work as Prince Fatty and productions for with The Skints, Hollie Cook etc etc
They also began carving out a reputation as a serious live act playing some of the biggest and best UK festivals from Boomtown to Bestival, performing in Italy. Poland and Montenegro as well as supporting and touring with a myriad of acts including reggae heavyweights Luciano, Mad Professor, Easy All Stars and also performing regularly for causes close to their hearts such as Love Music Hate Racism.
In a review of one of the bands 2019 gigs Final Hours blog described Rebel Control as “Beautifully crafted and extremely tight reggae with a political edge”