CIEL / "Naked"(live session)

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Brighton alt-pop outfit CIEL releases live video “Naked”

After changing the quietness of a small town in The Netherlands for the bright and vibrant streets of Brighton, alt-pop act CIEL is now back with a brand new Brighton based band and ready to release a new live video.

Naked” merges moody alt-pop with shoegaze, noir-rock, hints of pospunk and dream pop.

The session is recorded in the Bella Studios by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter and filmed by

de band’s close friend Summer Dean.

With the release of "Naked" CIEL celebrates that a second EP is coming, of which the first single will be released in Autumn 2019. With a musical style more alternative than the conventional and an inner urge to experiment, the confinement of a small town in

The Netherlands was never going to quite be big enough for alt-pop artist CIEL.

After being involved in different projects in the Dutch indie scene, frontwoman Michelle Hindriks moved to Brighton mid-2018. Living in the city’s creative community, Hindriks found a surge of inspiration after getting to know an eclectic group of musicians and

like-minded people – making her feel like she finally fit in and her options were


The new change in Hindriks’ life awakened the creativity in her to fall in love again with writing music, and she soon formed a band with her new friends – turning her solo

act into a band project. Guitarist Jorge Bela Jimenez met Hindriks in the summer

of 2018; bassist/songwriter Kieran Mansfield and drummer Lawrie Miller came

into the picture not much later.

The new friends started working on CIEL’s songs together, keeping the essence of Hindriks’ solo work but bringing in new influences as well, carefully crafting CIEL’s current sound that draws influences from the likes of Alvvays, Broadcast and Cate Le Bon.

CIEL’s debut EP ‘Anxiety’ allowed the band to play festivals including Eurosonic (NL),

Le Mini Who (NL) and SPOT Festival (DK), as well as support slots for Marika Hackman, Sasami and Hatchie amongst others.

Currently the band is recording their second EP with Jack Wolter which will soon be mixed by Iggy B in Strongroom Studios, London.

The first single is set for release in Autumn 2019.

Live Dates

01.10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton

(Supporting TEEN)
11.11 – The Latest Music Bar, Brighton

 (Supporting China Bears)


CIEL - "Naked"

Live at Bella Studios in Brighton.

Directed by Summer Dean

CIEL - Anxiety

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