APPLAUSE – HOPE YOU’RE BETTER (Alt/Indie – Belgium)
Born from the ashes of Fanfare du Belgistan, Applause was founded in Brussels in 2006 by Manuel Roland (guitar), David Picard (keys), Manu Loriaux (bass), Jérémie Mosseray (drums), then joined by Nicolas Ly (the only non-Belgian artist in the band) on vocals.
In May last year they were signed to Wagram’s indie label 3ème Bureau (also home to acts such as Pony Pony Run Run and Crookers) and their debut EP was released in July 2010 to great reviews.
Good news is there is more fresh music in store! Applause have put out two singles since the beginning of 2011 and they are both great. Word on the street is that their first full length will be released by Summer.
If you care to pay them a visit, Applause are on MySpace and they have a few more songs streaming there. Don’t forget that their singles are available now from all major retailers including Amazon and