Belleruche – 270 Stories
‘270 Stories’ sees the trio hitting their stride, tying together their off-kilter mix-up of scratchy beats, bluesy guitar and soulful, honeycomb vocals with the unmistakable vibe of a band pushing forward.The first single, “Clockwatching”, saw a raft of early support: the video was recently featured on the BBC 6Music website as Nemone’s Video of the Week, and has had over 10,000 YouTube hits in its first month. As well as Nemone and fellow BBC 6Music tastemaker Huey Morgan, other fans include XFM’s John Kennedy, who has dropped both sides of the 7” on his X-Posure show.“Clockwatching” has made people sit up and pay attention, and the same fresh, exciting feel runs through the album. ‘270 Stories’ sees the trio hitting their stride with style, tying together all that is distinctive about their off-kilter mix-up of scratchy beats, bluesy guitar and soulful, honeycomb vocals that we know and love, with the unmistakable vibe of a band pushing forward without pretension, letting their ideas roam free and lead them to a new place. In their own words it is “layered, tougher, more aggressive and possibly at the same time more introspective” than their previous, highly acclaimed, long players.