Chris Rattie is a songwriter, producer, and multi- instrumentalist living in the hills of Central Pennsylvania. Since 2013, Chris has released two full length albums, All These Things and Porch. After forming his band, The New Rebels, they released a self-titled EP together in 2020. Their sound is simultaneously anthemic, cathartic, and intimate. Their songs are steeped heavily in Americana and Roots Rock with nods to Alt Country and Indie Rock as well. Pittsburgh City Paper asserts Rattie is “...full of idiosyncratic melodies and catchy, unexpected hooks.”, drawing comparisons with Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Dire Straits, and White Album era Beatles.
Chris Rattie & The New Rebels new album, Begin Again, is a continuation of a sound that still pushes the boundaries of Americana music. This new collection of songs is a step further outward with explorations in 60’s Classic and Garage Rock alongside harmonica driven Folk and Blues. The songs are concise and focused, the lyrics are directly on the nose. It is a perfect snapshot of a ‘hearts on their sleeves band’ at that moment in time.