The pairing of a guitarist from the hardcore band Poison The Well and a singer with a pop past, RubyBlue, would not seem very promising. Especially for a Noise Rock band.
Derek Edward Miller left Poison The Well over creative differences following the group's major label debut, "You Come Before You." To make ends meet, Miller landed a job at a Brooklyn restaurant. After telling a patron that he was looking for a female singer for some demos, the customer suggested her daughter, Alexis Krauss.
A self-titled EP released in '09 drew critical praise as did a couple of showcase appearances, including the CMJ Music Marathon. Debut full-length album, "Treats" dropped in '10 with Sleigh Bells hitting the festival circuit.
While "Treats" contained the singles "Tell 'Em" and "Infinity Guitars," the song that gained the most traction was "Crown On The Ground." The song was featured in both the film The Bling Ring and the promotional trailer. It was heard in a Dr Pepper commercial, among others, and was the song performed live by the Sleigh Bells in the film Premium Rush.
"It sounds really huge, so there's going to still be tons of volume," Krauss said of the group's sophomore set, "Reign Of Terror." Featuring the single, "Born To Lose," Krauss stated that "Reign Of Terror" was "a much more personal record."
Following a guest stint on Saturday Night Live, where Sleigh Bells performed "Comeback Kid" and "End Of The Line," they embarked on a North American tour.
But before the tour got underway, Sleigh Bells were working on their third album, "Bitter Rivals." The '13 release was significant in that it contained greater songwriting contributions from Krauss.
"Jessica Rabbit" arrived three years later and was issued on the duo's own label, Torn Clean.
2012 Reign Of Terror
2013 Bitter Rivals
2016 Jessica Rabbit