Taking their name from a monetary fund set up for legendary poet T.S. Eliot, and drawing influence from the likes of The Velvet Underground, as well as Andy Warhol’s Factory scene, Bel Esprit play suave, modern indie/alternative rock. Infectious melodies and effortlessly cool vocals define the music of the Southampton-based four-piece, who have already played support for the likes of Childhood, Ezra Furman and To Kill A King all over the country and being asked to perform personally by Rob Da Bank at Bestival’s first Common People festival in their hometown of Southampton.
After a summer of festivals, the band are gearing up for their debut EP release “Lose My Mind”. The title track of the EP has just had a new video released, drawn from footage across a year of gigging around the country, inter-cut with some retro film footage, this song has the perfect end of the summer nostalgic vibe.
Bel Esprit are heading out on tour in September and October, go and see them at the following:
6th – The Hub, Paragon, London
18th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
19th – Colden Common Beer Festival
3rd – Lennons, Southampton
16th – The Jericho, Oxford