Born and raised in Australia, sibling duo Belle Roscoe combine contemporary sounds and production with classic retro song writing styles. They have been described as ‘a cross between Arcade Fire & Fleetwood Mac’ but in truth this description does them a disservice. In their varied, melodic music, you can hear many influences, including the eclectic likes of Neil Young, Bowie, Springsteen, Elbow and Fleet Foxes.
It’s a combination, underpinned by flawless sibling vocal harmonies, that tightly fixes their ambition to marry the modern with the classic; an ambition which is more than met in their new self-titled EP, produced by Luuk Cox (Shameboy, Girls in Hawaii, Stromae & MLCD).
The time will soon be right to share the release with the wider world – including an intimate gig at one of the most prestigious venues in London.
On May 20th, the hotly tipped duo will take to the stage at The Troubadour as part of a promotional tour which will also see them travel to other parts of the UK due to popular demand from fans (details to follow). The importance of the venue and the chance to play there is not lost on the pair:
“The Troubadour is one of the most loved, iconic and intimate venues in the UK, and was played by industry legends like Bob Dylan. We’re very excited to go there and show some of London’s most ardent music fans what we’ve got.”
– Belle Roscoe
For a taste of what to expect when Belle Roscoe hit the London stage, check out lead single ‘Gun To My Head’ here:
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EP version :
The new EP was written in Paris (recorded between Belgium, Malta and Paris) and is heavily influenced by the joys and hardships of living and writing so far from home – as summed up perfectly on track ‘Paris II’, itself a follow up to ‘Paris’ from their self-titled debut album. Life in the creative, romantic French capital tended to blend moments of beauty with those of struggle, mostly in financial matters and in dealing with music industry types. Still, the pair clung on to their lives in the city and drew from it a rich vein of song writing inspirations.
Now back in Melbourne, the exciting but humbling experience has resulted in a new maturity to their music, and a new perspective on life in general.
Over the years Belle Roscoe have either supported or played alongside many major Australian artists including Jet, Cat Empire, Husky, Wolf Mother, James Reyne, Killing Heidi and more, as well playing countless festivals and sold out shows in both Europe and Australia. Hard working and genuine in their love of the art, Belle Roscoe are set to make 2015 a breakthrough year.
And, if you’re in any doubt as to their pedigree, they even have a live appearance on TV soap Neighbours to their name. How many up and coming bands can say that?
For Tickets to the London show: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/belle-roscoe-live-at-the-troubadour-tickets-16365300053