New EP out in Spring 2018

Dear all,
 
It’s been a while. How are you?
 
But truly… how do you feel?
 
For me, 2017 was a bumpy ride. I found a new job that I really like. But I lost a loved one and I got out of touch with some friends (my bad). Then three of my band members had their own paths to follow and tons of plans were delayed and rescheduled.
 
But I refused to give up. Always I kept feeling a drive and passion to continue my way. I learned a thing or two about resistance and resilience. Learned tons about myself (I’m such a stubborn, weird and asociable little girl).
 
So, new kids joined Leonore town, new songs were written and recorded. I met tons of new people while shooting photos and making a video. I was surrounded by very enthusiastic, helpful and talented souls.
 
Thank you all and extra special thanks to my band.
 
The result? Leonore will release an EP with four brand new songs this spring. Photo’s, video’s, artwork, single, behind the scenes adventures, live concerts… It’s all coming your way.
 
First up: January, 31st, Botanique, 21:30.
 
Don’t be late,
Chloë

Support School Is Cool (Ancienne Belgique)

Dear all,
 
After crazy, busy month March, April was slow. Damn weird and damn slow. Some days time seemed to be holding its breath, right? And other days time went by faster than a death ride.
 
For example: out of the blue School Is School invited Leonore to play their support act for their sold out show at Ancienne Belgique, wiiii. 
 
Even though only Kobe and I were free to play and even though we already had an other booked concert to play in Bruges, we just went for it. We decided to play as a duo for the first time, rehearsing at Ancienne Belgique (Huis 23) in the afternoon before the show, getting on stage by 8 pm, hitting the road again for Bruges by 9 pm, hihi. (Less ‘hihi’ because we probably missed a great School Is School party.) 
 
Below are some pictures of Frank Nieuwenhuis. Kobe seems lost in his own world, while I’m looking depressed and tormented, hell yeah <3
Wingardium Leviosa,
Chloë

 

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Upcoming Shows

08 Mar 2019 De Posthoorn Hamont-Achel
22 Mar 2019 Stadsmagazijn Antwerp
30 Mar 2019 La Gelbressée Namur
27 Apr 2019 Bouillon Bouillon

Past Shows

18 Nov 2018 Leiesessies Wervik
05 Oct 2018 Living room concert (Namur)(email for address)
29 Sep 2018 Living Room Concert (trio) Charleroi
21 Sep 2018 Launch Cultural Season Elsene Elsene (Brussels)
13 Aug 2018 Tournai Les Bains (w/Tripode) Tournai
23 May 2018 Trix (w/Donovan Woods) Antwerp
21 May 2018 Het Depot Leuven
03 May 2018 Mezz (duo)(w/Geppetto & The Whales) Breda
27 Apr 2018 GC De Kroon (duo) Sint-Agatha-Berchem
17 Apr 2018 Botanique (duo)(w/Freya Ridings) Brussels
07 Apr 2018 Villa Tikkeneike (duo) Antwerp (Berchem)
29 Mar 2018 GC De Pianofabriek Brussels
31 Jan 2018 Botanique Brussels
25 Nov 2017 De Spot (w/Max Meser) Middelburg (NL)
18 Nov 2017 Ancienne Belgique (Brussels Tuub) Brussels
29 Sep 2017 STUK (w/Barely Autumn) Leuven
20 Aug 2017 Nocturne Atlantikwall Oostende
19 Aug 2017 Zomerfestival Retranchement Retranchement (NL)
16 Aug 2017 The Key Club Leuven
20 Jul 2017 Gentse Feesten (Laurentplein) Ghent
18 Jul 2017 Gentse Feesten (St.Baafs) Ghent
16 Jul 2017 Gentse Feestjes (NEST) Ghent
11 Jun 2017 De Maalbeek Etterbeek
05 May 2017 Sehnsucht (expo) Hasselt
28 Apr 2017 Belgiek (duo) Brugge
28 Apr 2017 Ancienne Belgique (duo)(w/School Is School) Brussels
24 Feb 2017 GC Brecht Brecht
23 Feb 2017 GC Nekkersdal Laken
29 Jan 2017 Archiduc (duo) Brussels

Leonore reveals what is hidden deep within you and guides you to otherworldly atmospheres. A mysterious voice warms your soul and confronts you with the raw truth at the same time. In other words: this music meanders between dream pop and dream hard core.

Leonore is the band of Brussels-based singer Chloë Nols. During the summer of 2018 she started working on new songs, with her allies Kobe Dupont, Olivier Penu & Alan Van Rompuy.

In the meantime the band has played at venues and festivals such as Ancienne Belgique, Botanique, Vooruit, De Roma, Trix, STUK, Het Depot, Rotown, Mezz, Muziekgieterij, Gentse Feesten, Boomtown, Brussels Summer Festival, Stoemp!, AFF, Labadoux and Beautés Soniques.

Their songs ‘The Island’ and ‘Jezebel’ had airplay on national radio stations Studio Brussel, Radio 1 and La Première.

The press about Leonore

Chloë Nols creates beautiful melodies, in which light and darkness alternate (…) Her talent, and that of her companions, is undeniable. Her train ticket to Destination Future burns inside her pocket, and believe me when I say that we all want to travel with her. (Knack Focus)

Vulnerable and fragile, but never a wallflower. (De Morgen)

Chloë Nols touches you and grabs you softly by the throat. A special talent. (OOR)

Sometimes you just feel: yes, with this kind of pure songs one can only convince the audience. And you just ask yourself: why don’t we all embrace Leonore? (Kurt Overbergh, artistic director at Ancienne Belgique).

Her band supports her excellent voice, that sounds even more pure live than on the album. The young singer from Brussels seems liberated and her voice opens up with a controlled, disconcerting ease (…) We’d love to see her grow in the future. (RTBF Culture)

This soft pop, which is more or less intimate, always offers something complex in a sweet and devoted way. (Le Soir)

Leonore shows her love for refined arrangements and her feeling for melodies. This music is intimate and covered with spleen, and thus an album of the season. (Moustique)

For bookings, living room concerts, interviews, philosophical questions, and everything else: feel free to write us a message!