“Shoegaze textures with some gorgeous pop flourishes, CIEL have already attracted word-of-mouth hype” – CLASH MAGAZINE

“Shoegaze meets noir rock meets dream pop” – GIGWISE

“Movement is like a hug for your ears - perfect for filling space in these ridiculously quiet spring days” - DORK

"A masterclass in the transformative power of music, frontwoman Michelle Hindriks' vocal, equal parts glacial and syrupy sweet, pulls you into their colourful world an instant" - Earmilk

There’s an intrinsic mystique to CIEL’s dreamy alt pop gems, that convey a wistful and ethereal quality, juxtaposed with glazy guitar layers, driven basslines, and frontwoman Michelle Hindriks’ mesmeric vocals always standing out.

Moving from The Netherlands to Brighton, Hindriks joined forces with Spanish guitarist Jorge Bela Jimenez and drummer Tim Spencer to form CIEL. The three piece have quickly earned kudos for their exquisite live show, having already supported the likes of Hatchie, Sasami and Penelope Isles. Debut EP “Movement”, which came out in spring 2020, soon got praised by the online community, including Clash Magazine, Dork, Earmilk and Gigwise and has gathered plays across the UK and US on BBC 6 Music, KEXP, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing.

Their spirited live show stands out by the combination of upbeat drum patterns, distorted and driven bass lines, distinctive guitar layers, electronic and rhythmic triggered samples and sick as fuck vocals.

Their new work, still unreleased yet but performed live, sees a transition to a heavier, darker and more energetic sound that evolves from their previous songwriting formulas, but headed to a new and exciting direction, something the band consciously aimed for during lockdown for the future live performances and recordings, achieving the best result for them to date.


19 Jul 2022

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