Few Bits


Few Bits, led by Karolien Van Ransbeeck, have returned with the announcement of their third album, their first release since ‘Big Sparks’ in 2016. The new album is set to be released on Mayway Records in the spring of 2025, with the first singles scheduled to drop from September 2024 onwards.

The band made their debut in 2013 with a self-titled album, which included the radio hit single ‘Shell’, and garnered praise from critics, fans, and fellow artists alike. None other than The War On Drugs invited Karolien to support them on the Scandinavian leg of their ‘Lost In The Dream’ tour in 2014. The following year, Few Bits also opened for The Lemonheads in the UK and Ireland.

Their second album, ‘Big Sparks’, released in 2016, further solidified their acclaim, earning praise from critics and fans. Few Bits performed at major Belgian festivals such as Pukkelpop and Gent Jazz in Belgium and gained attention internationally. Tracks like ‘Summer Sun’ and the title track ‘Big Sparks’ were embraced by indie stations like WFMU in the US and Amazing Radio in the UK. Their growing recognition led to performances at prestigious events such as SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the Canadian Music Week in Toronto. In 2017, they were once again invited by The War On Drugs to support them, this time on their ‘A Deeper Understanding’ tour.

After the birth of her daughter in 2019, Karolien went on a musical hiatus until she started to feel the itch again in 2022, prompting her to bring the band back together. The album features colourful reflections on both present and past, where imagination and desire intersect. Blurring the fine line between fantasy and reality, the lyrics often appear cryptic, yet to Karolien, each sentence holds a clear meaning. Despite its bittersweet undertones, the album exudes anything but gloominess. Perhaps Few Bits' most refreshing and sunny-sounding album to date, it serves as a fine example of the band's tuneful guitar-pop music, marking their return after too long of an absence.

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