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Belleruche

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London UK-ENGLAND

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Clockwatching

Belleruche are a three piece band based on vocals, guitar/bass and turntables/sampler/laptop. They make innovative live, organic, electronic music using analogue and digital technology. Their live shows are played using exactly what is used in the studio. They see no difference between the studio environment and the live stage, and the band make their music reflect this. Band line up: Kathrin deBoer - vocalist, soul influenced vocal style, combined with a fascination for the classical female jazz vocalists. Brought up to date with rapid syncopation in lyrics and use of loop pedals plus mic control. Ricky Fabulous - guitar and bass, plays jazz guitar in a punk way and post disco bass guitar with an squinted eye on the dance floor. A background in heavy rock, alongside acoustic gypsy jazz swing has brought a unique quality to touch and tone. DJ Modest - turntablist and samples/laptop, a background in music based around the collection of vinyl records, he has DJ'd since the age of 15, since then learning music production skills and live performance abilities based on the manipulation of analogue samples and digital glitches in real time. Initially, Belleruche released a handful of extremely limited 7” records on their own Hippoflex label, including the ‘Four Songs EP’. These individually numbered 45’s (with hand-printed sleeves) quickly sold out in the UK’s independent record stores and attracted a cult following in the UK and Europe. In 2007 Belleruche signed to Tru Thoughts and their debut album ‘Turntable Soul Music’ was released in July of that year to fantastic reactions from fans and the media alike, garnering admiring reviews both at home and abroad and becoming the fastest-selling debut album in the label’s history. The album has been described as "like a weird trawl through a dusty basement full of the best records you’ve never heard of, whilst a voice you can’t quite pin down sings hooks you can’t forget." Their second album “The Express” was released in October 2008. The first single “Anything You Want (Not That)” was awarded the coveted Single Of The Week spot on iTunes and the album hit Number One in the iTunes electronic album chart. With major daytime radio support including plays by Nemone on BBC 6Music. BBC Radio 2’s Mark Lamarr, also brought them in for a live Maida Vale session for his God’s Jukebox show in May 2009. The “Liberty EP” came out in March 2010, previewing material from album number three and showcasing yet another evolution in the Belleruche sound. It sold out and had to be re-pressed within two weeks. Belleruche's third album, '270 Stories' was released in October 2010, it immediately gained radio play across Europe and key BBC support from 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio 4. The band toured the UK, France and the USA in November and December, with heavy radio support from KCRW, NPR and KEXP. The two singles (Clockwatching & Fuzz face) already out from the album have had great support from i-tunes and extensive radio play. The third single from the record (3 amp fuse) will be released in March 2011.

Time

Friday March 18

9:00PM

Venue

Malaia Upstairs

21+

300 E 6th St

Online

www.belleruche.com

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