Label: Tru Thoughts
Rollerchain marks the fourth album from London based trio Belleruche, which comes two years after the release of 270 Stories.
And this album sees the trio go down a slightly different path as this is a darker and more bass heavy album than what we have seen from them before.
Stormbird is the opening track on the record and it is a bass driven track that is filled with tempo shifts that make the song feel rather frantic. However this is a haunting and almost hypnotising vocal from Katherine De Boer - she really does have a very distinct vocal sound.
Her vocal really is n display with Wasted Time as the pace of the track is slowed considerably as Belleruche begin to take listeners down that darker path.
Wasted Time is an odd sounding track but it holds your attention from start to finish and it is one of the best and most intriguing tracks on the album
Get More seems them bring in a bit of a pop vibe, this is contrasted fabulously with an incredibly deep bass and De Boer delivers a much warmer vocal.
Belleruche really is a clash of styles as it mixes contemporary sounds with a more tradition song-writing style resulting in a truly haunting album.
Bass, drums and guitar feature heavily throughout and together they deliver a very deep and at time melancholy and hypnotic sound that it just draws you in.
However the experimental nature of this album will not be everyone’s taste as it really is quite an eclectic sound that is not very mainstream.
But it is a bold and brave album that shows off Belleruche as an experimental and adventurous who want to create new and unique music.
Belleruche - Rollerchain is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw
Click to buy: Belleruche - Rollerchain CD