Belles Will Ring have diverged from the road they travelled when their first album was released, 2007's psychedelic pop canon Mood Patterns. With the new 3-track single Come To The Village accompanying their forthcoming full-length 2nd album, they have distilled the essence of Belles Will Ring into something sparer, darker and thematically driven. The band's core songwriters Liam Judson and Aidan Roberts spent the better part of 2009 writing a collection of songs centred around an agreed theme -- the idea of escape, and its many forms -- from civilization, unexpected trouble, or from pre-determined paths. Inspired by the open spaces and strange mental states that accompany touring (something Belles Will Ring did a lot of in 2008 and 2009), the songs came easily, and the band then took a sojourn over two weeks in a NSW country estate to work the songs into the context of the full band.
Refreshed by the open spaces and distraction-free creative environment, it was here that Belles Will Ring recorded the blood and bones of precisely the kind of record they have wanted to make ever since Mood Patterns; a true road-trip of an album, the songs at once timeless and contemplative, spiked with the adrenaline of a chase to get away from reality. The as-yet untitled full-length LP will be released in late 2010, covering the full gamut of this new-found dramatic focus within the songs, as elucidated in Come To The Village; all shades from light to dark, peppered by the familiar sound of Belles Will Ring's vintage guitar interplay, militaristic rhythm section and psychedelic folk harmonies.
Come To The Village is available digitally now on Remote Control Records via itunes.com/belleswillring
Director: Aimée-Lee X. Curran
Producer: Nick Radford
DOP: Benjamin Zadig
Editor: Denis Noel Gomez
Hair & Makeup: Marie Kyle