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After the overwhelmingly positive reception to their debut album “Treats” Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells have just announced details of their first Irish show, at Whelan’s on Fri 18 Feb ’11.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sleigh Bells is the musical collaboration of Derek E. Miller and Alexis Krauss. The two met and formed in 2008. Sleigh Bells’ sound is the result of Miller and Krauss’s contrasting musical backgrounds; Miller was formerly the guitarist for the post-hardcore band Poison the Well and Krauss was a member of the teen pop group RubyBlue as a teenager. After steadily gaining popularity throughout 2009, they signed to M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. in Spring ’10.

On May 11th 2010 Sleigh Bells released their debut full-length album entitled Treats. The album’s immediate popularity and the band’s reputation as an energetic live act have helped solidify the duo’s widespread popularity. Amidst blown-out drum beats, fuzzed guitars and synth-pop sensibilities, Krauss balances each song with a voice that is both forceful and elegant. After playing Pitchfork’s summer music festival, Sleigh Bells set out on their North American tour in July 2010.

Sleigh Bells tour now moves to Europe and stops in Ireland on Friday 18th of February. Tickets priced €16.50 inclusive of booking fee go on sale Thursday, 9th of December at 9am from ticketmaster outlets nationwide and Sleigh Bells are widely being tipped as artists to watch for 2011.


€16.50 inclusive of booking fee available from Thursday 9th December from WAV Tickets 1890 200 078 & Ticketmaster Outlets