BALLET SCHOOL remixed by Bernard + Edith // US dates announced for April & May…

Last year Berlin-based trio BALLET SCHOOL released their much-acclaimed debut The Dew Last An Hour via Bella Union… a very 21st century take on the lush, emoting tropes of Eighties pop and rock. New Bella Union signees, Bernard + Edith, have reworked one of the many highlights from this album, ‘Gray’. Check it out below…

Ballet School : “Gray’ (Bernard + Edith Remix) 

In other Ballet School news, the band is thrilled to announce a round of stateside dates with co-headliners, Seoul. The tour kicks off in Toronto at The Garrison on April 15th before crisscrossing the US & Canada. All dates below…

Wednesday 15th April – The Garrison,Toronto, ON

Thursday 16th April – Bar Le Ritz, Montreal, QC

Saturday 18th April – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday 19th April – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA

Monday 20th April –  DC9, Washington, DC

Wednesday 22nd April – The High Watt, Nashville, TN

Thursday 23rd April – Billiken Club, St. Louis, MO

Friday 24th April – Middle of the Map Festival – Kansas City, MO

Sunday 26th April – Larimer Lounge -Denver, CO

Monday 27th April – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday 29th April – Satellite Club – Los Angeles, CA

Thursday 30th April Maison – Orange County, CA

Friday 1st May – POPSCENE @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

Sunday 3rd May – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

Monday 4th May – Barboza – Seattle, WA

Tuesday 5th May – Media Club – Vancouver, BC

Friday 8th May – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN

Saturday 9th May – Schubas – Chicago, IL

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Critical acclaim for The Dew Lasts An Hour… 

 “Rosie Blair’s soaring, ethereal vocal style so often echoes that of Liz Fraser… a hybrid of Cocteau Twins shimmer and the relentless forward propulsion of Stereolab’s French Disko. However, Ballet School update and enhance, rather than copy and clone.” Q – 4 Stars****

 “Adopted Berliners Ballet School trade in a lustrous synth-pop rich in melody and introspection… stentorian basslines and churning atmospherics add a pleasing thread of melodrama. It’s ’80s pop, but not as you know it.” Uncut – 8/10

“Like Tango In The Night Fleetwood Mac covering the Cocteau Twin… So audaciously pulled off it’s impossible not to grin and wonder why mainstream pop missed this trick 30 years ago.” MOJO – 3 Stars***

“Ballet school do their heroes proud and really come into their own when they apply their pop smarts: ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’ and ‘Cherish’ are gorgeous should’ve-been hits.” NME – 7/10

“Blissed-out, Hard to beat Eighties’ spaciousness, while singer Rosie Blair’s vocals have earned comparisons with everyone from Liz Fraser to Cyndi Lauper.” Esquire

“A polished debut for the Berlin-based noir-pop collective, verging on the psychedelic with billowing electronic soundscapes.” Gay Times – 4 Stars ****

“Ballet School channel eighties electro-pop in glorious fashion… the washed-out guitar on ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’ is a masterstroke.” Loud & Quiet

“winterfresh guitar-music-disguised-as-keyboard-music was sleek, stylish, and — above all else — a rush.” Stereogum

The Dew Lasts An Hour is a record that’s very easy to become smitten with” Under The Radar

For more information please contact luke@bellaunion.com