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Introducing: The Boxettes

Check out this awesome beatboxing girl group...

The Boxettes are an all female vocal group featuring the world beatbox champion Bellatrix and vocalists Alyusha, Kate, Neo and Yvette. Brace yourselves, because any preconceptions you have of what makes a girl band are about to be beautifully shattered...

So how did the five of you meet?
Alyusha: Most of us met at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama while we were studying jazz. Our Kate came along a couple of years after that.

What brought about using beatboxing instead of instruments?
Yvette: Aside from being a brilliant jazz bass player, Bellatrix came to us as a Beatboxer looking for ways to expand that art form musically and get more females involved. So the beatbox element was there even before the concept of the group started to build. Coming from varied musical backgrounds and meeting through jazz we took the Boxettes as an opportunity to experiment with our voices and play with beatbox and that then developed into a vehicle for creating new sounds and writing and that became the Boxettes you see today!

Your EP No Strings is available for pre-order right now, can you tell us a bit more about it?
Neo: We've enjoyed working with some incredibly talented producers. It features our new high-energy single Puppet on a String. All the material on this EP is original and we raised the funds to make it through www.pledgemusic.com. This was a very interesting process for us. Being unsigned and unmanaged and working with Pledge gave us a chance to really get in touch with our fans. It was a really special process for us. We ultimately wanted to release a new EP, but beyond that we wanted to create merchandise, our fans then gave money for these things. Each pledge goes towards an overall target and if we meet the target, in return for their support, we give our "pledgers" all sorts of special edition merch, which in turn pays for the EP!
Kate: The pledge was a success! But it's closed now and we are currently beavering away having our EP made and it will soon be available.

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