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Song You Need to Know: Tim Wheatley, ‘Little Rebels’

The moving piece of gorgeous indie-pop appeared on the latest EP from Tim Wheatley, A Night without Shakespeare.

Just weeks after the release of his A Night without Shakespeare EP, acclaimed Aussie musician Tim Wheatley has shared the video clip for the track “Little Rebels”.

Serving as the follow-up to 2017’s Pillar to Post record, Wheatley’s new EP is a slick, moving listen, which showcases an inimitable ability to capture the candid moments of life with a stunning mix of indie and pop.

Working with the likes of Michael Badger (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, You Am I, Amyl & The Sniffers) and the ARIA award winning Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco), the EP was released in late February, and serves as one of the year’s most powerful releases thanks to its impeccable compositions and Wheatley’s mesmerising performance style.

“March 23 2020, was the night England first went dark,” Wheatley explains of the EP’s inspiration, and the period of lockdown and uncertainty across a bitterly cold UK winter. “It was a first night for many things – one of which was since every playhouse, theatre and public gathering were closed down – a night without Shakespeare.”

With the EP out in the world now, Wheatley has also shared the clip to one of its more immersive tracks, the gorgeous “Little Rebels”. Equal parts disorienting, nostalgic, and familiar, the clip feels like a document of the past as it collects footage of night life and live performances along the way.

“That song was written upon moving to London and revelling in the East after-dark,” Wheatley explains of the track. “Sadly by the time it came to releasing it, all that was left was an empty city with the lights left on.”

The video for Tim Wheatley’s “Little Rebels” is out now, while his A Night without Shakespeare EP is available from all regular outlets.