Wild Belle: Coolest New Band & New Video “Backslider”

Elliot and Natalie of Wild Belle. (Photograph by Chad Moore for TMagazine.)

Following Vixely’s penchant for finding the coolest young women in music, you need to check out Wild Belle literally right now, and their just-released video, “Backslider.” The brother and sister duo stars Elliot Bergman, 31, who plays saxophone and keyboard, and Natalie (Belle) Bergman, 23, on vocals.

Wild Belle’s sound is “soul from the ’60s” and “early Rock Steady” according to Natalie in yesterday’s T Magazine interview, with inspiration from Bob Marley and the Wailers, James Brown and Sam Cooke’s doo wop. Their songs feature Kalimba loops mixed with old-school reggae rhythm behind Natalie’s sultry vocals and Elliot’s jazzy interludes. (Elliot is also part of Afrobeat band Nomo.)

Elise Bergman in British Vogue. Family is overflowing with talent.

The pair is just finishing up their tour with Tennis (a favorite on Vixely’s playlists) and is about to hit the road again with Passion Pit (for real). They have also been a mainstay at the hottest fashion parties, such as those by Mulberry and Maje, at the behest of Vixely Girl Crush Alexa Chung.

Elliot and Natalie aren’t the only Bergmans with an amazing artistic touch. In fact, sister (and dear Vixely friend!) Elise runs her own super chic and highly acclaimed fashion line, Elise Bergman, based in Chicago, where the Bergmans grew up. Even little brother Bennet Bergman helped film Wild Belle’s new video, “Backslider,” using their mother’s slides from the ’70s and ’80s. The Bergmans are definitely keeping the creativity all in the fam!

Check out Wild Belle’s brand new video “Backslider” and our other favorite, “It’s Too Late,” and explore Wild Belle’s websiteTumblr and more for tour dates and new releases. We can’t wait to hear more.

Wild Belle — “Backslider”

Wild Belle — “It’s Too Late”

For more Wild Belle, check out their website, Tumblr and Facebook pages, enjoy their latest tracks on Soundcloud, and follow them on Twitter @wildbellemusic.

About Nora Bass

Nora is Vixely's Co-Founder and Lead Editor. She has over ten years of experience in women's health with Gen Y women for major brands. She is the author of Vixely's best-selling iBook and is a featured writer for The Huffington Post as well as other websites and magazines. She attended Hamilton College where she concentrated in Economics and Cultural Studies. She is a proud supporter of organizations around the world promoting women's education and empowerment.

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