Sleigh Bells – Rule Number One | New Music – Conversations About Her

Sleigh Bells – Rule Number One | New Music

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Sleigh Bells – Rule Number One | New Music

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After three years of silence, Brooklyn-based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells are back. Alexis Krauss and Derek Edward Miller took over Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 on Apple Music to premiere a new single from their yet-untitled fourth studio album.


Nothing has changed – their sonic wall made up of magnetic guitar riff is still there – but the track fails to convince: as a matter of fact, after their first two stellar albums, the M.I.A. proteges seem to have lost their spark, and this “Rule Number One” just confirms this impression. The track follows the pattern established with their 2013 album Bitter Rivals of throwing an awful lot of elements into the song without going anywhere, and even trying to winkle at pop music with an incredibly corny chorus which sounds nothing like them.


We still hope for them to go back to the amazing blending of melody and noise of their first masterpiece Treats, but Sleigh Bells lost it apparently.




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Raffaele Buono

I speak as loud as the volume I listen to music, and this is probably symptomatic of my love for pop music: I love pop music because it is often unapologetically in-your-face, it shouts rather than tell, it drives you crazy. And after 21 years loving pop music, I think I’ve completely gone mad. It all started in 1997, when my mum bought me my first cassette: needless to say, it was ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua, and from that point on, it’s been a never-ending loving relationship between me and music. I study, work and live life part-time, and listen to music full-time.

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