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CIEL Share New Single “Somebody” And Announce New EP “Make It Better” due July 7th via JAZZ LIFE

April 7, 2023
Photo Credit: Lizzie Clark-Nørgaard

CIEL Share New Single ‘Somebody’ 

‘Make It Better’ EP Due July 7th via JAZZ LIFE

Brighton indie risers CIEL announce their brand new ‘Make It Better’ EP, set for release July 7th, and share euphoric lead single ‘Somebody’, out now via revered indie label Jazz Life (Blood Red Shoes, Tigercub, Circe).

The follow-up to acclaimed 2022 EP ‘Not In The Sun, Nor In The Dark’, ‘Make It Better’ is a fast-paced, in-the-moment offering brimming with liveliness and infectious energy, with its scruffy guitars and wild, over-the-top drum fills combining to perfection with the gentle yet emotive vocals of charismatic frontwoman Michelle Hindriks.

Having already landed an A-List spot on BBC 6 Music (alongside Hot Chip, The National & Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as well as BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders) exposure, the trio have also gained high profile press support (DIY, ClashDorkCRACK Magazine, Gigwise, Rough Trade, The Independent, The New Cue, Under The Radar), with their vivid blend of fuzzy indie rock, goth and shoegaze showcasing them to a whole new audience.

Detailing  their upcoming single release, Hindriks explained: “’Somebody’ is a song that came together for most part on the spot in the studio. It’s about starting to feel a deep urge to socialise, connect with others, party and be more outwards again after a period of needing solitude. Spring time is always a time when this naturally happens to me – getting out of my kind of winter hibernation and feeling that urge to be around people”.

CIEL has this bright energy, amongst their gritty landscapes and raucous intensity, their immense energy comes to life, drawing the audience in, hooked on the compelling power this trio conveys. Their creative work over the years has always been innovative, refreshing, and captivating.

Their latest release proudly displays their advanced progression, able to allow the audience to fixate on the vocal harmonies that soar above the deep low-end, fierce fuzz, and explosive break-downs. The concise cymbal hits and the boisterous drum fills elevate the landscape, meandering through softer passages before the energy of all three musicians unites for their epic bursts. The whirling motion of the melody strikes through the brash complexity and provides this alluring touch that stays infectious long after the track ends.

CIEL continues to astound.

Praised for their exquisite and hefty live shows, CIEL have already ticked off slots at the likes of  The Great Escape, Green Man and Eurosonic, and are gearing up for an extensive list of international shows this year – including a European tour with Blood Red Shoes, festivals, and their own headline show at The Lexington in London on May 17th.

Produced and mixed by Steven Ansell, CIEL’s ‘Somebody’ is out now via Jazz Life and available on all digital platforms. 

Live Dates
April 7 – Fenix Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
April 8 – The Last Supper – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
April 28 – Sound City, Liverpool
May 8 – Heartbreakers – Southampton, UK
May 9 – Ritual Union Tour – Jericho Tavern – Oxford
May 10 – Ritual Union Tour – Portland Arms – Cambridge
May 12 – The Great Escape, Brighton
May 13 – The Great Escape, Brighton
May 17 – The Lexington – London
May 19 – Supersonic’s Block Party Festival – Paris
May 28 – Sound City, Liverpool
June 2 – Dauwpop Festival, Hellendoorn, Netherlands
July 22 – Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
Sep 14 – Moby Dick – Madrid, Spain*
Sep 15 – La Iguana – Galicia – Vigo, Spain* 
Sep 16 – La Nau – Barcelona, Spain* 
Sep 19 – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands* SOLD OUT
Sep 20 – Vera – Groningen, Netherlands* 
Sep 21 – EKKO – Utrecht, Netherlands* SOLD OUT
Sep 26 – MTC – Cologne, Germany* 
Sep 27 – Tower – Bremen, Germany* 
Sep 28 – Badehaus – Berlin, Germany* SOLD OUT
Sep 29 – LUX – Hannover, Germany*
Sep 30 – Futurum – Prague, Czech Republic*
Oct 1 – Chelsea – Vienna, Austria* 
Oct 3 – Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland* 
Oct 4 – Marché Gar – Lyon, France* 
Oct 5 – Le 106 – Rouen, France* 
Oct 6 – Stéréolux – Nantes, France* 
Oct 7 – Point FMR – Paris, France* 
Oct 8 – Cactus – Bruges, Belgium* 

*supporting Blood Red Shoes



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