Sleigh Bells have made a big name for themselves in a hurry. Derek E. Miller (guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocals) first met by chance in 2008, when Miller happened to be waiting tables at a restaurant where Krauss stopped in with her mother. This fortuitous encounter was the start of a very productive relationship – energized by an arsenal of distortion pedals.
The duo started circulating their demos online, attracting high profile attention in Autumn 2009, when none other than Mathangi "M.I.A." Arulpragasam heard about them and snapped them up for her N.E.E.T. label. The band has reached large audiences touring with M.I.A. and Miller lent the soon-to-be signature Sleigh Bells crunch to her track "Meds and Feds". She, in return, provided copious input during the production of Sleigh Bells' debut album. Treats
was released in May 2010, and was an instant favorite of critics and fans alike. With a total running time of merely 32 minutes and most songs clocking in at well under three minutes, Sleigh Bells leave listeners eager for more fizzy blasts of sugar-frosted square waves.
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