REBEL ACA & FRENCH MONKEY WRENCH
Debut album “Sunday’s Cool”
Release date: 22nd June 2018
Rebel ACA and French met nearly 15 years ago, as one managed, and the other produced a funk reggae band. And ever since – their completely opposite nature in almost every way – has kept them attracted, like a nut and ratchet.
They’re real life childhood nicknames happen to be The Bear, and The Wolf. No-one knows or tends to question why, as it would make sense if you met them – but yeah. We don’t know which one is which either.
Rebel ACA (The ACA stands for – Anti-clockwise Attitude… ) when in full (arm) swing – can break anything, and French meanwhile is an absolutely inspired fixer – sometimes with his monkey wrench.
French who sleeps under a harpsichord in his tiny flat with him and his daughter, and the Rebel who never wants to go to sleep – like a young petulant child.
And it would seem that they need each other – as apart from the fact you wouldn’t have this album – the Rebel would have no-one to fix his shit. And French would have not enough to do and would start fixing what wasn’t broke. And we all know how that’s not supposed to be a good idea at all.
“As if The Kinks decided to do hip hop…a delicious example of what should probably be called Neo-Anglo-French avant-garde hip hop.. totally mesmerizing “ The Huffington Post
“… their passion for music expands, pushing each other to create the best, finding the place where their individual talents meet and meld and shine…. quick but not-heavy handed, dark but not stuffy. French Monkey Wrench’s beats drive the track while Rebel ACA’s quick-step vocals smooth it out…an exemplary attention to detail and an awareness of what makes a good hook” newsickmusic.com
“Deprogrammed and eager to examine life beyond a conditioned mind, Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench are a refreshing musical team that isn’t afraid to live, breathe and bleed. As catchers of wisdom and sculptures of spirit, the guys’ smooth flow and originality naturally unfolds and beckons attention….
…. an exciting pair to watch in 2018 as they continue to sprout a kaleidoscopic and bold world that is entirely their own. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians and idiosyncratic minds such as Beck, Tame Impala, Gorillaz and Cake, then check them out” www.tattoo.com
“hard to imagine anyone being able to resist they’re spirited appeal” Musicmap.global
“Mixing elements of modern folk, rock and Hip-Hop together with an international flair, the pair’s musical stylings is reminiscent of early Gorillaz and Massive Attack, primed for ears that crave fresh, unconventional sound with a meaningful underlying message.” thedopeshowonline.com
“Rebel ACA and French is one of those bands that can amaze you if you allow them to.” indiemusichome.com
“Rebel ACA is definitely an example of the untapped awesomeness on the fringe of British Hip-Hop, and he’s gearing up to release alongside a man named French Monkey Wrench (which means it’s gotta be dope with that kind of name)” – Contentdope.com
As heard on:-
6 Music, Frank Skinner Absolute Radio and John Kennedy X FM
Rebel and French also both appear on the Big Terror album.