Jannis Noya Makrigiannis
Hans Emil Hansen
Jeppe Brix Sørensen
Silas Tinglef Hangman
Chimes & Bells is the brainchild of 26 year old Danish singer and cellist Cæcilie Trier.
The classically trained multi-instrumentalist has long been a major part of the Copenhagen indie scene, performing with several renowned bands including the highly acclaimed Choir Of Young Believers.
Formed in 2008, Chimes & Bells was quickly signed to local Copenhagen indie label Tigerspring and the debut EP ”Into Pieces Of Wood” was released in Denmark in February 2009 to rave reviews.
The band had played only a handful of shows in their homeland before going to London in early July to perform at The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park and the EP has recently been released in the UK with legendary label Bella Union.
The music of Chimes & Bells defies formal genre definitions, but contains elements of noise rock, art pop, shoegazer and r&b.
On “Into Pieces Of Wood” slow, brooding and circular song structures are seamlessly intertwined with dark, gleaming ”diamond-in-the-rough” pop melodies and climatic explosions of melodic noise rock.
Cæcilies deep, booming, soulful voice – almost a force of nature in itself - combined with the shuffling, gritty and organic groove of the band, creates a massive, yet hauntingly beautiful soundscape, centered around layered vocal harmonies, cello, organ, guitar, bass and drums.
While ”Into Pieces Of Wood” explores a meditative, almost hypnotic feeling, the new and upcoming material embraces pop structures and catchy melodies to a larger degree, and introduces elements of roots r&b and a ramshackle, almost bluesy minimalism.