Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock band Blackbells have quickly become known for their wall of sound approach, with soaring guitars, sneering vocals and a massive rhythm section. The New Yorker dubbed the band’s debut self-titled EP, released in early 2010, “radio friendly indie-rock”, and the overwhelming amount of positive feedback the band has received since assures that Blackbells is no flash in the pan. The EP hit the #18 spot in CMJ’s Top 200, and ever since the band has found themselves playing to sold-out crowds across the US and Canada with the likes of Band of Skulls, Alberta Cross, Crash Kings, and The Greenhornes as well as appearances at both CMJ and SXSW in 2010 and 2011.
“With a smooth British inspired bluesy sound, Blackbells use a blend of guitar melodies, driving rhythm, and passionate vocals reminicent of Oasis and The Verve with some NY edge.”
“Blackbells are bringing back the outrageous, raw sounds from the years in which The Verve, Oasis and Blur topped the musical charts.”
Earlier this week the band announced that they had signed with Fieldhouse Music a division of BMG Music. We predict one listen and you will be searching for more…