”Yppah feat. Anomie Belle was the first truly engaging set of the day. A gentle looking man with a face that appears to always rest with a carefree smile, Yppah is center stage, playing bass along to his dreamy, pre-programmed laptop music. Though Yppah is the billed star, it is Belle’s vocals and ability to play multiple instruments flawlessly that is the true commanding force to behold. The electronic music they generate together seems to have a date to it, reminding me of when Moby was pushing out cuts like “Porcelain” and Martina Topley-Bird was contributing vocals to Tricky’s work. Regardless, the final product has a freshness to it, and came off without a hitch in this live setting. ”
I’m excited to be joining an awesome line-up at What The Festival in Oregon in July! Just announced here:
I’ve been holed up finishing my new album but am finally crawling out of my cave to start playing shows again! I’m kicking off by jumping on a bill w/ New Build (members of LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip) at Neumos on Wednesday, May 1st! Time to try out some of the new material on some willing Seattleites…
Wednesday, May 1st
New Build, No Ceremony & Anomie Belle
$15 adv / 8pm
Will also be playing Sasquatch next month w/ Yppah.
I’m excited to be playing Sasquatch with Yppah this May! The line-up was just announced yesterday and looks amazing!
More info on Sasquatch Festival’s website
Sobre las colaboraciones que hice con Yppah este año.
Just Announced! I’ll be playing w/ Beats Antique at the Crystal Ballroom later this month.
Thursday, December 27th
The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
w/ Beats Antique
$25ADV, All Ages, Doors at 8pm
Some awesome stuff on here by fellow artists on the Autonomous roster from Emancipator to DJ Vadim, Mochipet, Yppah and more…
Download the compilation for free here:
Thanks to Andy Love for this interview, out on Different Scene today -
“Even though she had songs featured in films, games and TV series, Anomie Belle is still an underground artist. Her albums have quite interesting arrangements – being calm yet socially conscious. It can make for a great listening experience during long travels or even a walk through a big city. It is quite intriguing to hear people say they haven’t heard of her. With such an interesting background in classic violin, Anomie should not really be known by only a few. She also uses her music and art as criticism to consumer capitalism and the corporate world.
Anomie Belle, aka Toby Campbell, is a song writer, musician, vocalist and film composer from Seattle, US. With provocative vocals that are reminiscent of such artists like Sia and Beth Gibbons, Anomie’s songs tend to be themed on spirituality, sexuality and the critique of corporate power. Her first album – Sleeping Patterns was released in 2008 with her most famous song - “How can I be sure”, which was also featured in The United States of Tara, Jersey Shore and the video-game Alan Wake. In 2011, Anomie released her second album The Crush, which includes collaborations with Mr. Lif and Jon Auer of The Posies. She also has two released Eps – Inky Drops and Machine – featuring Ian Pickering from Sneaker Pimps, Mr. Lif and Big Spider’s Back and some remixes.
Her latest work in 2012 was contributing to the vocals and production of some tracks of the album Eighty One, by Yppah. Different Scene was very lucky to get some time with Anomie while she is busy working on her next album…”