The Tellers are a Belgian rock band. The band was started in 2005 by Ben Baillieux-Beynon (lead singer, guitarist). And through the years the lineup has been pretty unsteady, from just Baillieux-Beyon, to having 2-4 members. Currently I believe the band is a 4-piece group, with Fabrice Detry on bass, Cesar Laloux on drums, and Joos Houwen on guitar. They have had two albums to date, their first being Hands Full of Ink. This is the only album I have heard. The album peaked #7 on the Belgian charts and the group has enjoyed fame in their home country. They’ve also enjoyed success in Germany, the Netherlands, and, thanks recently to a part in a Canon commercial, France. The album has an alternative/Indie folk rock style that is very European. It’s definitely a good listen. The album has a good vibe. I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on their more recent album!
You can check out their myspace (excuse me, my_____) page here: The Tellers
Because I can’t seem to find much information for many of these Russian hip-hop artists (and R&B artists), I’ve decided to simply make a nice sampling of their videos. Enjoy.
My Friday night continuation of the journey into Russian hip-hop has yielded more great finds. Sadly, Russian hip-hop has numbered among my more difficult genres to collect info and music from! Luckily I have found several artists with free tracks on last.fm, and have relied on the magic of Youtube. One of many tonight is Airat. As I said, you can get some of his tracks on last.fm, though only few. Luckily, he also has a website which has a lot of his videos on them: Airat. You can also listen to a lot of his music on the site! Either way, if you share my love of Eastern European hip-hop, Airat is another great artist to explore!
Tonight I ended up deep into Swedish pop music, and found some amazing stuff (which I’m sure I”ll post eventually!) But somehow this night ended up with Russian R&B, which turned Russian hip-hop. I’m glad it did (you know I love my Eastern European hip-hop!). One artist I found is Ar. Qure. I cannot seem to find any information on him anywhere and this is making me sad. Apparently he’s had several albums. From what I’ve heard I quite enjoy him, and hope I can find more soon! The only reason I’ve heard anything is because his last.fm page has free downloads right now. So do yourself a favour and give a listen: Ar. Qure It’s too bad there’s only 5 tracks and no information on the artist!
At least I was able to find a couple of videos!