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The Rhythm Bullies
NEW EP "SurfDom"out now
A&R Factory writes: "With riffed-out solos that make the Black Keys and Bauhaus simultaneously sound pedestrian, The Rhythm Bullies have an immense amount of snarling potential. We can’t wait see what they do with it."
The Statice Dive writes: "The Rhythm Bullies’ sound is a mix of modern Indie Rock and the classic Alternative and Punk from across the decades. As a songwriter, Sebastian pairs infectious Pop hooks with Garage Rock guitar riffs and adrenaline fueled backbeat grooves. On his latest release he takes his retro-future beat to the beach."
Full review here: https://staticdive.com/2022/03/29/the-rhythm-bullies-surfdom/
Stereo Sitckman writes: "Featuring brilliantly gritty, passionate rock vocals that seem born to perform in this way, Surfdom is all at once precisely the beach-side sound its title implies, yet also the contemporary alternative rock go-to of topical struggle, poetic depth, and absolute rock and roll presence."
Full review here: https://stereostickman.com/music/the-rhythm-bullies-surfdom/
Review Fix writes: "Because his emergence on the indie rock scene as The Rhythm Bullies marks a total musical re-invention and dynamic, sonically progressive path forward for Sebastian Mogan, the Nashville based singer, songwriter and guitarist had some initial hesitations making his unusual disability part of the story. And when folks get hip to the Bulliesâ€™ explosive and transformational new EP SURFDOM , they may not care that he has a rare genetic disorder called NF2. When they hear his fiery fusion of rock, synth energy, symphonic and world music that in his view is â€œwhat rock should sound like in 2021,â€ the fact that he is extremely visually and hearing impaired probably wonâ€™t matter.
PitchFork Music writes: "When folks get hip to the Bullies’ explosive and transformational The Dysnomia EP, they may not care that he has a rare genetic disorder called NF2. When they hear his fiery fusion of rock, synth energy, symphonic and world music that in his view is “what rock should sound like in 2021,” the fact that he is extremely visually and hearing impaired probably won’t matter."
Smith from The Static Dive writes: “Sebastian delivers a tale of broken communication and the confusion of conversation, riffing on the song’s title. According to Wikipedia, ‘dysnomia’ is a condition in which, “individuals have word retrieval failures and cannot express the words they want to say.” In the chorus the song kicks into a New Wave groove reminiscent of bands like The Cars or The Go-Gos. There’s even a nod to the Stones’ classic “Sympathy for the Devil ” with a Classical choral breakdown in the bridge. The song is a fun trek through the decades of Rock & Roll.”
Full review here: https://staticdive.com/2021/10/01/the-rhythm-bullies-dysnomia/
Ledbetter from Music Existence writes: "The Dysnomia EP is a minor masterpiece of style and concision. There is not a single instance of Mogan biting off more than he can chew and a level of control that would sound impressive from grizzled veterans, let alone relative newcomers. It's well worth your attention."
Radic from Tattoo.com - Find Your Ink writes: "The Dysnomia begins with the title track, blending elements of Goth rock with potent garage rock. Riding a loose, brawny rhythm, Sebastian's voice exudes the luscious impudence of punk rock grimaces...The Dysnomia is both imaginative and decidedly original, unlike most of today's cookie-cutter music. Sebastian Mogan has a rare talent."
Hollister from The Indie Source writes: "The Dysnomia EP offers listeners a tantalizing glimpse of Sebastian Mogan's songwriting possibilities while illustrating his potential. The words are never ornamental; each of the four lyrics penned for this release make substantial statements and tackle their themes with intelligence and even a smattering of poetic flair. Those who enjoy this brief but powerful release, and there will be many, are sure to be looking forward to any forthcoming full-length effort. His talents are uniquely suited for long form releases."
Review Fix writes: "The first full EP from the Rhythm Bullies is full of twists and turns. While the aesthetic varies form track to track, the loose nature is fun and always comes back around to pure rock. There is a lot going on in this EP, whether it be the cinematic instrumental track Escape from Dysnomia or the wild ride that is Theo, you'll never know where it'll lead up to until you listen to it all...this experimental rock EP is sure to leave an impression on you. Whether that be the moments where you rock out or trip out, it's worth a listen to find out for yourself."
Benardello from SHOCK YA! writes: (Sebastian) "...created a remarkable collection of tracks that are driven by a blend of striking world and rock instrumentals, relatable lyrics and superb symphonic and synth vocals that tell a timely narrative that has secured his place as a music legend."
Can-Do-Musos writes: "'The Rhythm Bullies' take the best parts of rock n roll and fuse them with synthesizers, world and symphonic music."
Full review here: https://www.candomusos.com/<wbr>profile-sebastian-mogan.php
Jensen from Divide and Conquer writes: "...this is a solid release. The artist seems to (be) experimenting but pulls off what he attempts. I look forward to his next move."