'Stormbird' is the new Belleruche single, due for release on 5th March 2012 on Tru Thoughts Records. Their brand new LP 'Rollerchain' will be released on 7th March 2012.
A three minute, dual vocal line, tempo shifting distorted oddity, 'Stormbird' is unlike Belleruche's previous work but draws from the same cabinet of sonic references. Rollerchain is a collision of haunting vocals, aggressive analogue sounds and bleeding edge electronic production.
The video for Stormbird showcases abstract images of lit matches; fencing and feathers alongside singer Kathrin deBoer. The video has a literal smoky feel to it, which is present throughout.
Belleruche - Kathrin deBoer; Ricky Fabulous and DJ Modest - spent the last five months of 2011 working on the writing and recording of the album, away from the distractions of touring, creating a more bass heavy, evocative and darker sound in the studio and on stage, whilst still retaining that melodic soulful touch. This new and unconventional approach to songwriting has resulted in this introspective and aggressive record.
The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.
New album 'Flower Boy' comes later this summer.