A stylish, shimmering, era-defying musical awakening.

Taking their name from French beauty muse Brigitte Bardot, the Chicago five-piece fronted by Wes Leavins have had their hearts set on a striking aesthetic since day dot, their music channeling that golden era of revelry alongside an ardent emotional draw.

“I love noir and I’m specifically a fan of French fashion and movies. I wanted to conjure that style immediately when it came to our own project.”

Leavins for NME

Having recently supported fellow On The Risers The Last Dinner Party on their US tour, the group draw similarities to the UK hit-makers, touring to enthused reception off the back of just a handful of singles, including appearances at All Points East this summer gone and a stellar set at Rough Trade favourite End of the Road.

Undeniable vocal comparisons to a young Morrissey are sure to engage listeners, but Leavins is no impressionist, his delivery ingeniously criss-crossing irresistible, exuberant pop with biting indie rock in a style all of his own fashion. Debut EP This House Is Made Of Corners doesn't hold a weak track and remains true to its mission statement: 'striking a balance between refined musicianship and absolute devotion to emotional truth'.

This is a band who make you feel alive, who simultaneously splash your face with cold water while enveloping you in a warm embrace. 2024 could well boast new heroes.

Brigitte Calls Me Baby - This House Is Made Of Corners

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For fans of: The Smiths, Smoking Popes and Elvis.

We're excited to announce Brigitte Calls Me Baby as part of Rough Trade On The Rise, our dedicated curation putting a spotlight on the emerging music we are the most excited for you to hear, to follow and become a fan of. Read on to discover more about the band in their own words and check out debut This House Is Made Of Corners EP on ATO.

Brigitte Calls Me Baby on Brigitte Calls Me Baby

A self-penned bio

Five by Five

5 Qs, 5 As

Describe Brigitte Calls Me Baby in 5 words.

Fashion, passionate, vulnerable, cinematic, electric

5 records you listened to prior to making your album?

Architecture and Morality - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Songs Of Hers - Her’s 
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore - The Walker Brothers 
Room On Fire - The Strokes 
Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We - The Cranberries 

Top 5 career moments since forming?

Making the Record with Dave Cobb at RCA Studio A.
Joining The Last Dinner Party on their US Tour.
Playing All Points East In London where lots of people stuck around in the pouring rain to catch our first show in the UK.
Making the Billboard chart in our first year as a band.
Working as a musician on Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis.

You host a pre-release listening party for the album. Who are your 5 VIP guests (dead or alive)?

Dave Gahan 
David Lynch
Little Richard
River Phoenix
Sade or Lana del Rey (whichever can make it)

Top 5 essential tour snacks?

Stella Rosa blueberry wine
Peanut M&Ms
Frozen White Castle sliders