from the press release:
Belleruche have announced that they are saying farewell, or at least, “see you in a bit”; the close-knit London trio have decided to pursue individual creative and personal avenues after eight hardworking, exhilarating and globetrotting years of Belleruche.
Their three core elements of siren-like vocals (care of Kathrin deBoer), innovative guitar (Ricky Fabulous) and hip hop turntablism (DJ Modest) led Belleruche to coin their own genre of Turntable Soul Music; but a constant spirit of experimentation means each record and each live show has held new surprises in store. Recent years have found the band playing with myriad new bits of kit, including Ableton Live; while multi-talented front-woman deBoer has taken up bass guitar duties, as well an array of vocal loopers and delay pedals.
Defined by a down-to-earth DIY ethos and a real affinity with their fans all over the World, Belleruche have always had a boundless enthusiasm for hopping on a train (their preferred transport, for reasons including: the environment, the views and a good old-fashioned sense of adventure), and playing their music to as many people as possible. In addition to headlining major tours in the UK, Mainland Europe, USA, Australia, Russia and beyond, their diverse festival bookings include SXSW, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Montreux Jazz Festival.
When they first started out, having discovered their odd musical chemistry over a cup of tea and a jam session, Belleruche grafted and improvised, lovingly producing three 7”s which attracted the attention of Tru Thoughts. Their debut album, ‘Turntable Soul Music’ pipped the likes of Bonobo and Quantic to become the fastest selling LP in the label’s history, and their unique, genre-blending sound has gone on to gain heavy tastemaker support across the board, from Steve Lamacq to Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music), Mixmag to The Times.
Tru Thoughts recently released a "Best Of Belleruche" compilation, and the group played their last two live shows on November 8th and 13th in London and Brighton. The recent Belleruche single consisted of a new track - 'Eastern City Lights' as well as a standout track from their 2007 debut LP called "Minor Swing".
Here is the video for Modern Swing :