The Belles are from the same Kansas emo scene that produced the Get Up Kids and features a guest appearance from 'Kids Ed Rose, who also produced and mixed the album. The Belles lean more towards Elliot Smith, Neil Young and Wilco style songs. Drummer Jake Cardwell has previously lent his skills to The New Amsterdams (Get Up Kids side project). Mainman Christopher Tolle toured with Ultimate Fakebook, Superdrag and The Strokes.
Described firstly by the NME as "Sounds like The Hives being run over by a truckload of Small Faces" and the Independent as "The funkiest garage-rock experience to hit these shores in years". "Contact High" contains lyrics that dabble in the lives of psycho-killers, stalkers and robots amongst other things and sounds like The Small Faces if they'd discovered synthesisers. In short, it's the most adventurous 'guitar' album you'll hear all year.
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