Release date – Sunday 9th February 2014
How do you find the middle ground between acoustic singer-songwriter and electro pop? If you¹re Bela Takes Chase, you just meld the two worlds from the center of your core being- Indie Shuffle
Bela Takes Chase writes songs that are simple, slightly repetitive and decidedly hypnotic, suffused with a world-weary melancholy Drunken Werewolf
Originating all the way from Newcastle, Australia, Bela Takes Chase moved to London specifically to follow her creative path, and has been building up a great UK underground following ever since.
Having grown up next door to Silverchair¹s Daniel Johns, Bela has been exposed to quality music and musicianship from an early age. Focusing on song-writing and live performance, Bela has already gained a strong following on social media. Bela¹s powerful yet fragile voice is a mix between Emiliana Torrini, Sia Furler and Martina Topley-Bird. It is soft yet immense, moving yet memorable, and the upcoming new single Radiate demonstrates this impeccably.
Radiate is made for the fans of Morcheeba, Beach House, Lamb and London Grammar, and is as soothing and delicate as expected. Pulsing beats and warm keyboard and guitar embellish Bela¹s uniqueness and quirkiness. The whole song throbs gently below the surface and is warmly wrapped in reverb from start to finish.
Subtly filled with rich ambience, the production is filled with underscoring melodies and driving momentum, and by creating a nostalgic feel through out, it turns a catchy song into an infectious one.
A soulful and promising introduction to Bela Takes Chase, Radiate will be available for sale and download February 9th.
Catch Bela at the following shows:
Jan 15th Notting Hill Arts Club
Jan 17th Elviga Theatre Chesham support “To KIll A King”
Jan 31st The Islington
Feb 7th Surya
Feb 26th The Monarch