Glockabelle shreds two Casio VL-Tones, a glock with eight thimbles and sings in both French and English.
Her wild sound stems from a combination of inspiration and circumstance. Born to Francophone parents, Glockabelle received an education both stateside and in France. After being introduced to the sound of the Casio VL-Tone by a neighbor in Paris, Glockabelle began blending her classical piano techniques with vintage synth-pop sounds resulting in a hyperactive mixture of rhythm and tone. She also developed a unique approach to playing the glockenspiel: not with mallets but with eight sewing thimbles. This new sound lead Glockabelle to a 2008 tour with the Fiery Furnaces, landing her a set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. She has performed at The Toronto Film Festival, Miami Art Basel, SXSW, The Montreux Jazz Festival, on the Chris Gethard Show, WFMU, opened for Lightning Bolt, Marnie Stern, James Chance, Kaki King, and The Go! Team. <br>