Our new feature Sound Check will give you a first hand look at a newly Rocksposed Artist that you simply can't miss! We'll tell you who they are, why they're a must listen, and where you can find more of them.
Having played together in various projects for years, Ben Rice, Anthony Stella, Austin Schumacher, and Seth Bulkin decided it was time to collaborate and record a project together. After spending a few weeks in the studio, Blackbells were ready to introduce their music to the world.
With a smooth British inspired bluesy sound, Blackbells use a blend of guitar melodies, driving rhythm, and passionate vocals is reminicent of Oasis and The Verve with some NY edge added in. Their self titled EP was just released on iTunes on June 1st and is already picking up some very positive press in NYC and on the Web.
Brooklyn, NY's Blackbells have shared the stage with Midnight Spin, the Rocksposed Artist featured in our last SoundCheck, and are fresh off an East Coast run with fellow NY act the Crash Kings.
With "Blackbells" available for purchase on iTunes, the band just released a video for their single "Before the Flood" with some shots from one of their recent shows. It's an excellent look into the energy and stage presence that Blackbells bring to their live sets. The video for "Before the Flood" is a must see, check it out below:
Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Blackbells already has several dates on the books for the Summer. One of the larger dates on their calendar is June 28th when they are set to play the legendary Mercury Lounge in NY, a venue that has showcased some of the largest bands in the world as they made their rise to fame. You can also find them on My Space, Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube. Check out their profile page to find all of these links and more!
Jun 28 2010 8:30P
Mercury Lounge w/ WhoMadeWho New York, NY
Jul 31 2010 8:30P
Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
"Blackbells" is an excellent four song EP that reaches depths musically that few projects ever dream of. The layered guitars on every track add an energy and cohessiveness that is unmistakeable. Coupled with a fast tempo and strong vocals & lyrics, Blackbells have found a unique sound that is sure to be a crowd pleaser wherever they take the stage. While employing some strong influences from bands that got their start across the pond, it would be hard to miss the NY flavor that the band works in. This is an excellent EP to start your Summer with!