Dutch trio Daisy Bell’s music varies from atmospheric soundscapes to experimental, minimal electro pop. With a collection of acoustic and electronic instruments, live sampling, live sound manipulation and harmony vocals, Daisy Bell switches from soft and intimate to a raw and vibrant wall of sound.
On stage, the band is lit up by large projections of poems by William Blake (1757-1827), which they use as their lyrics.
Daisy Bell debuted with a concert for VPRO radio (NL), broadcast live via satellite in 25 countries. Shortly after that they released their first songs on pink vinyl on WORM Records, were the support act for CocoRosie and played several gigs including Faust's prestigious Avantgarde Festival (Germany, special 10th edition).
In December 2013, they started recording their debut album with engineer Sandor Caron (Knalpot) at the legendary Hilvaria Studios in the south of the Netherlands. It is currently mixed and produced by Darren Allison (producer of Efterklang, Amatorski, Belle & Sebastian, Spiritualized a.m.m.) in London.
Dyane, Evelien and Richard share a background in performing, producing and composing for the stage, installation and multidisciplinary art, film, theatre and dance and share a passion for genre-transcending music projects.
The name ‘Daisy Bell’ is derived from the first song that was ‘sung’ by a computer in 1961.
Daisy Bell is:
Richard van Kruysdijk
Acoustic and Electronic Drums, Keys, Live Sampling & Looping, Suzuki Omnichord, Samples, Effects
Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keys, Kazoo, Tiny Fish Ventilator, Recorder, Musical Winding Toy, Samples, Effects
Evelien van den Broek
Vocals, Monotribe Synth, Concertina, Kazoo, Cracklebox, Musical Winding Toy, Live Electronics
Daisy Bell - Eternity - video by Auke Hamers, choreography by Itamar Serussi)
photo: William van der Voort