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Brighton-based risers CIEL shares debut EP ‘Movement’

Delivering moody alt-pop with magnetism, merging shoegaze with post-punk, noir rock and dream pop, ‘Movement

revolves around a turning point, both physically and mentally, in Dutch front woman Michelle Hindriks’ life, as she

moved back to her adopted hometown and gained inspiration to write the songs that form the band’s debut EP.

Comprising of acclaimed lead singles ‘The Shore’ and ‘Days’, the trio’s forthcoming EP highlights their early promise

and intrinsic mystique, with praise arriving throughout the online community (Clash, Dork, Gigwise) and across the

airwaves (BBC 6 Music), alongside welcome comparisons to Alvvays, Cate Le Bon and Our Girl.

Now calling Brighton their home, the cultured quartet have quickly earned kudos for their exquisite live show, with

extensive live plans in place for later this year, following slots with the likes of Hatchie, Sasami and Penelope Isles,

and accomplished sets at Eurosonic, Le Guess Who and SPOT Festival.


Detailing their EP release, front woman Hindriks explained:

“The whole EP is about moving away from a more introspective period in which I felt quite distant from other people and moving into a new phase of my life in which I was able to open up.

We’re now releasing this EP in a time in which we are forced to distance ourselves from one another; but I feel more connected to the people around me now that I did before”.


Produced by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter, CIEL’s ‘Movement’ (EP) is out

now.









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