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Synth-pop quintet The Belle Sounds have been called “one of the best pop bands in Austin” (Austin American Statesman), “Best New Band” (Austin Chronicle) and have their own day named after them in their hometown, but the band and its husband-wife core of Noëlle Hampton and André Moran have never been content to rest on their laurels. 2020 had them releasing one song per month, and making good use of the grant awarded to them by the local non-profit Black Fret by creating videos and new content. Additionally, their new releases garnered them a coveted spot on The Austin American Statesman’s Best of 2020 list, a KUTX Song Of The Day and a song land in the hit Netflix Show, Outer Banks. They are currently working on a new EP, out in early summer 2021. Read more.

Our new EP, ALL ABOUT LOVE is here!

Stream it anywhere you want, or help us out by purchasing the album on Bandcamp.

Thanks to Ghettoblaster Magazine for the exclusive premiere of our EP, ALL ABOUT LOVE!

"Ghettoblaster is fortunate to have an early preview of this masterful effort,
which harkens to the golden era of synth pop" - Timothy Anderl (Ghettoblaster Magazine)
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We have compiled all of our singles of 2020 into one digital album, STAY ALIVE - THE 2020 SINGLES, available ONLY in digital format on BANDCAMP.

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Like the opera, symphony, ballet or theatre, our local music is art. And as art, Black Fret believes our music is worthy of support from those whose lives are touched by it.
Black Fret provides those who love their local music with the opportunity to become a Patron of Local Music.
Together our Members, Advisory Board, volunteers and musicians are creating a vibrant community to support local music, now in both Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington.
At the end of 2020 each nominee received a grant from Black Fret to help with their musical journey.

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