Multi-national trio CIEL have recently found a home in Brighton. The band’s reputation has thus far been built on their impressive live show which has been winning them plenty of acclaim, as well as support slots for the likes of Hatchie, Sasami and fellow Brightonians, Penelope Isles. The dream-poppers are currently building up towards the release of their debut EP, Movement, which will take their blend of alt-pop and shoegaze to a far wider audience.
So far, the band have shared two tracks from the record, the well received, The Shore and their most recent offering, Days. The two tracks show two subtly contrasting moods from the band; The Shore is a lush, slow paced dreamer, while Days heads straight for the jugular with driving Amber Arcades-like rhythms and rapid tumbles of guitar riffing. That said both tracks are pulled together by their ability to transport you as a listener, to take you out of the moment and spiral you off into their gorgeous musical landscapes. While they’ve been taking their time emerging into the world, on this evidence it’s time well spent, CIEL are more than worth the wait.