Brother-and-sister duo Wild Belle make folk, dance, reggae, and psychedelic rock-tinged indie pop. The duo are Chicago-area natives Elliot and Natalie Bergman. They grew up playing music, with Elliot eventually studying jazz saxophone at the University of Michigan. The siblings first started playing together around 2006 when Elliot invited Natalie to tour as a backup singer/percussionist with his Afro-pop band, NOMO. Then, in 2011, they began working on Natalie’s songs and Wild Belle were born. A year later, they had released the single “Keep You,” and were drawing label interest after a high-profile show at Austin’s South by Southwest festival. In 2013, Wild Belle released their debut album, Isles, on Columbia in March 2013.
On August 2, 2015 during an interview with radio station WXRT, they announced that their second studio album would be titled Dreamland. The album will be released on April 15, 2016. The lead single from Dreamland, “Giving Up on You” was released on September 16, 2015.
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