Chimes & Bells are a band you have to check out. I caught them on Saturday, and it was with pleasure that I watched them play again on Monday. The Bella Union band are no less than brilliant.
Their songs are epic, an instrumental delight. Thumping kick drum and layered vocals, there’s a real atmospheric quality to their sound. Singer Caecilie Trier has a powerful, low drawl, which reminded me of Mariam/Wildbirds & Peacedrums. It was almost as if she might bust out into Places at any moment.
Here We Go Magic were next, I was pretty excited to see them after they accidentally missed their show on the Bella Union stage on Saturday. I really love their band name too, bonus points right there. After drummer Peter (Pee-ter) returned from going to pee the band launched into their set. They were very good indeed, but mostly I just loved Fangela. It’s a brilliant song and you should seek it out. Go go go! After HWGM I made a dash, I’ve seen both My Latest Novel and Sleeping States before. I’m sure it would have been fun, but I needed to get back early. Nonetheless, another fantastic night courtesy of the lovely Bella Union. What a brilliant record label.