Passion Bel Canon, the unlikely alliance of an environmental manager, barista and jobbing actress, started life as a series of internet adverts looking for musical collaborators in 2013.
Since their online beginnings, the band have been merging their individual influences to create their own brand of atmospheric indie-pop. Combining Lauren Partridge’s soaring emotive vocals, Will Barter’s dynamic guitar playing and Jamie Smith’s powerful upright drumming style, the London based trio create infectiously rhythmic songs with a dark edge. Using an array of synths and samples played alongside acoustic instruments including kalimba, glockenspiel and ukulele, the band’s live and recorded performances have been likened to alternative pop artists Bat For Lashes and Daughter.
Releasing their debut single ‘Land of Hope’ with DTSE Music in 2014, Passion Bel Canon have received radio play on BBC 6Music’s The Tom Robinson show, notably supported Sony signed artist Owlle and Irish chart toppers HamsandwicH and played at Farm Festival, Nozstock and Chilled in a Field. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, their fan-funded debut EP ‘Lights’ was recorded with Werkhouse and self-released in October 2016. Directed by Will Bloomfield, their first music video for ‘Lights’, the title track from the EP, is out on 13th February 2017.