The Black Belles
|The Black Belles|
The Black Belles performing at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 2012.
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Labels||Third Man Records|
|Past members||Christina Norwood
The Black Belles formed in 2009 originally with Erin Belle. Bassist Ruby Rogers said "She helped us out in the studio, and we needed someone with more of a commitment. She's also a model. Her scheduling didn't work out. We just haven't communicated that to a lot of people." They quickly signed to Third Man Records and released three singles: Elvira, What Can I Do, and Charlene with Stephen Colbert. Regarding their start with Third Man Records, Olivia Jean said, "I had a recording that I gave to Jack, and it was mostly instrumental music, but it was a jumping-off point for like, some project to begin. I did it for myself, but I didn't play anything live, because I didn't have a band. But once we all met, we kind of collaborated together and shared ideas, threw all those ideas together and we had a lot of material to work with." In 2011, they released their debut self-titled album which had 2 singles: Honky Tonk Horror and Wishing Well. The album was produced by Jack White and recorded in the course of a few months. Rogers said "We did it really fast, and then we recorded it really fast, too."
|2011||The Black Belles
|2010||"What Can I Do"
|2011||"Charlene II (I'm Over You)"
|2011||"Honky Tonk Horror"