Wild Belle played Le Baron during Fashion Week. While the show, part of the Absolut Encore! Sessions, was not technically a Fashion Week event, Le Baron was full of beautiful people checking out the band. Wild Belle were quite the seductive charmers, winning everyone over with their smooth, sultry dance tunes.
Wild Belle feels extremely polished despite not even having an album out yet (their debut album is set to be released in early 2013) but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The brother and sister at the core of the band, Elliot and Natalie Bergman, have been making music for years. The sense of poise and understanding of craft have to led to an instantly engaging and delightful blend of dance music that incorporates some interesting rhythms that are just as enticing as Natalie Bergman’s vocals.
There are jazz elements and other World music influence from Elliot’s time in Nomo. Greg Kot has a great piece on the band for The Chicago Tribune and it’s certainly an interesting read.
The band’s understanding of music history, and explorations of various genres, have helped shape the sound of Wild Belle and will let fans appreciate the music even more.
But the music is a blast of joy even without examination and is a pleasure to experience. At Le Baron, the packed club was instantly charmed by Wild Belle. Expect to hear plenty more from them next year when their debut album is released.