It’s challenging when a machine you’ve invested your life into falls to pieces. But if you’re able to salvage the best components to use elsewhere, your investment will never feel wasted. Former Belle Noire vocalist, Joey Lancaster, has been picking up the pieces and constructing a new mechanism he calls “Belle.”
Belle Noire formed in 2012 creating an electrifying ambient rock sound that was both “dark and beautiful”. The band released their album, What It Means To Be in 2016 and toured in support of the album with notable acts such as Hail The Sun, Eidola and Strawberry Girls.
After Belle Noire’s farewell, Lancaster, along with touring members, Roman Gonzalez and Rob Verosko, wanted to stay true to what they’ve already established for themselves. This includes maintaining their reverberant sound and their aim to touch their audiences emotions through sharing their sincerest feelings. However, Belle manages to get even more personal. Imagine shouting all of your frustrations into a well so you could listen to the echoes drown at the bottom, freeing you from their burden. Belle captures that sense of resolution, flipping the intensity between hysterical highs and luxurious lows stacked with harmonies.
Bio originally appeared on Substream Magazine premiere of “Reverence.”
Joey Lancaster | Vocals, Guitar
Roman Gonzalez | Drums
Rob Verosko | Guitar
Matt Coate | Bass, Vocals