As is well known, history goes in circles, simply because humanity does not learn it well and repeats the same mistakes with the regular insistence of an idiot.
The same goes for music, not because of stupidity, but because of the commercial spirit of record labels.
Another reason is the artists’ musical childhood memories and who, growing up, decided to dig into the past with notes.
There is no richer and more unadulterated musical field than in the 1970s, especially when it comes to Rock.
Definitely, for a pioneering band, it takes several years to establish themselves.
But when a band uses an already tried and tested recipe, it can more easily have the perfect start.
Especially if it’s under the wings of a record label like Napalm Records, then there’s nothing to fear.
Luck or Stardom?
The Belgian Black Mirrors had such a piece of rare luck, although luck alone is not enough, it needs a personal glow.
Marcella Di Troia, frontwoman and creator of the band, definitely has this shine.
Her special voice, along with her talent, are two components that either complement or create the necessary shine for a music career.
It all started in the summer of 2013 when the singer decided to make a women’s band.
Although Belgium‘s contribution to music is not insignificant, it is certainly not characterized by its rock scene.
In fact, finding a female bassist and drummer turned out to be an easy task, but finding a good guitarist was not so easy.
After much searching, Pierre Lateur took the position.
But if you don’t sell your soul to the god of Rock’n’Roll, you’re not going to go very far.
Staying still and doing live shows with covers in a bar was not what Marcella wanted.
A path to stardom…
The road to stardom seemed long and difficult, as the other members did not want to spend time creating their own songs.
A year later, they had their debut EP ready, title homonymous with the band.
In 2015, with this composition, they took part in the “Out and Loud“, which is organized, north of Nuremberg.
Although the singer’s appearance was indulgently bad, the band managed to gain the attention of the representative of the Austrian Napalm Records.
The contact with the record label’s representative was the key to continuing their careers.
The desired contract…
The recording of their second EP entitled “Funky Queen” brought the desired result for many bands, signing a contract with the record giant.
The company may have wanted to “respond” to Nuclear Blast, which had the Blues Pills, which were already a huge success.
Through the competition between the two companies, Black Mirrors began to create their own legend.
In 2018, “Look Into The Black Mirror” was recorded and with the support of their record label, they soon created a large audience.
Their participation in big festivals was probably something to be expected.
Their compatriots, the Flemings, honored them by giving them a place in the charts.
Naturally, due to global circumstances, their European tour with The Picturebooks was postponed/canceled.
Similarities and differences…
Their sound reminds you of old decades, such as the psychedelic colors of the ’70s.
With the strong touches from the ’90s to be obvious.
After all, Alternative Rock, Shamanic psychedelia, as they describe their sound, has influences from both Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Royal Blood, Janis Joplin, and Anouk complete their listenings.
The singer’s appearance on stage, like an Indian shaman, easily traps the viewer.
Marcella Di Troia’s voice is the band’s trademark. Her voices seem to be the icing on the cake, of their very remarkable compositions.
Her grit reminds you of the great ladies of rock and at the same time leads the listener compared to Elin Larsson of Blues Pills.
Inevitably, the comparison between these two bands. Although there are several similarities between them, the differences are more significant.
Their future is an open road, which they themselves can walk more comfortably now…