(From The Cleveland Free Times--volume 14 / issue 32--published 11/29/06--article link: http//www.freetimes.com/story/4454)
Rebel Girl Old Enough to Know Better, Too Young To Care (self-released) RebelGirlMusic.com
In addition to winning the Myspace Finals Battle in its first year as a band, this '80s-influenced girl rock group has been hard at work recording its full-length debut, Old Enough to Know Better, Too Young to Care. The first track, "U Got It," is accompanied by gypsy-like music and vocals suggestive of Joan Jett. Tracks like "All of My Life" and "Any Other Fool" are piano-based pop-rock gems and show the band's ability to cross genres. Throw in the fact that Warrant's Jani Lane produced the album and Jack Ponte of Alice Cooper fame wrote one of the tracks and what you've got is rock history in the making.
From Skope Magazine / December 2006 Issue: Rebel Girl.....Don't Give a Damn About Their Grrrl Reputation)
Not quite the Donnas, and more Ramones than Bikini Kill, the all-female rock trio Rebel Girl play off two disparate sounds on their debut album. The first few songs come across as their name might suggest--light Riot Grrrl with heavy drums and guitar--but by the fifth track something unexpected happens: their sound goes unmistakably pop (complete with a string of "na-na-nas"). Once playing under the name Sugar, the ladies of Rebel Girl offer the saccharine side of rock rebellion with no excuses or apologies................Though a sexual pun at this point might be amusing, let's just say that Kuhel's resemblance to a tattooed Chrissie Hynde, Zilke's punked out bobbysoxer look, and Manning's tomboy appeal all give male listeners plenty of superficial reasons to attend live shows. But thankfully, Rebel Girl's act is more than an image. With songs focused heavily on harmonizing (each member provides vocals) and unafraid to write catchy hooks supported by solid playing--or slowing things down in songs like "Any Other Fool"--Rebel Girl is a strong act that lives up to their several influences." Len Sousa