‘Rollerchain’ is the fourth album from Belleruche, out June 5th, 2012 on Tru Thoughts Records. Showcasing a stunning new progression in sound for the acclaimed London trio.
As evidenced by the single, on ‘Rollerchain’, Belleruche have created a darker, more bass heavy and evocative sound, whilst still retaining the melodic soulful touch that sets them apart and has gained them a worldwide fanbase. “Stormbird” is a sub bass driven pop song with clipped drums, tempo shifts and swells of looped feedback, unlike Belleruche’s previous work but drawing from the same cabinet of sonic references.. As the album opener, this gorgeous little distorted oddity of a track grabs your attention and runs away with it through the shadows into a new sonic underworld.
Combining a very modern aesthetic with classic song writing ability, the album is a collision of haunting vocals, tough analogue sounds and bleeding edge electronic production. Stranger rhythms and basslines inhabit this record; both in the studio and onstage, Belleruche have picked up new instruments and ideas to create a complexity and an attack that take the band’s core elements – vocals (care of Kathrin deBoer), guitar (Ricky Fabulous) and turntables (DJ modest) – to a new level.