Promoting their second studio album release, Sleigh Bells make a return to Dublin in the new year for a brand new Irish Tour Date! Sleigh Bells will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Monday the 27th of February 2012. Tickets for Sleigh Bells live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €17.50 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Sleigh Bells live at The Academy in Dublin.
Sleigh Bells will release their sophomore album, entitled ‘Reign of Terror’, in Ireland on February 10th 2012. Produced by the bands guitarist Derek Miller, and written by Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, ‘Reign of Terror’ is the highly anticipated follow up to 2010’s debut ‘Treats’.
Upon unleashing ‘Treats’ into the world, Sleigh Bells quickly became the most exciting new band to emerge from their hometown of New York City. Treats’ deft, stylish combination of genres, sounds, and dynamics was simply unprecedented. The album’s own extreme volume was matched by the deafening roar of praise, landing the band everywhere and putting the record on over 50 year-end lists for 2010. Sleigh Bells toured behind Treats relentlessly, opening for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Yeasayer and Major Lazer before headlining their own shows including a raucous sold out Whelan’s headliner. Sleigh Bells also played lauded, exhilarating sets at festivals around the globe, confirming their status as a sheer tour de force on the live stage.
It is this intense live energy, coupled with the continued desire to carve out new musical terrain, which runs throughout their new album, Reign of Terror. Engineered by Shane Stoneback, who helped to record Treats, songs on Reign of Terror are as crushing and authoritative as their title suggests; they’re effortlessly robust and heavier than any of Sleigh Bells previous output, but more melodic as well, the sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head. Packed densely with stomping beats, shredding Jackson guitar riffs, sinister ribbons of Alexis Krauss’ candy-coated vocals, and the cries of a pep rally gone terribly wrong, Reign of Terror is a record that, like its predecessor, redefines everything you think music can be.
“Every song on this album merges a noisy kick in the head with a pop enticement, as blasts of low-fi drums and loud guitar bracket girlish vocals. Each whipsaw only whets the appetite for more.” #8 Albums of the Year – New York Times
“Imagine the White Stripes fronted by Meg, powered by a malevolent drum machine, and bred on metal and hip-hop. Then pump your fist, bitch.” Best Albums of the Year – Rolling Stone
“…what the band are so carefully sculpting isn’t diffidence, it’s excitement: overdriven riffs, monster beats, and Alexis Krauss’ layered babble all designed for chain-reaction impact…machine-gun beatbox, imperious riffing, and sing-song prettiness from Krauss. …mainly Sleigh Bells stick to their own, new-minted sound, and it helps the thrills stay fresh.” #16 Albums of 2010 – Pitchfork
Don’t miss the amazing Sleigh Bells performing live at The Academy in Dublin on Monday the 27th of February 2012!
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