After a lifetime of playing bass and singing backing vocals in bands of all kinds like Nightwitches, Barbie Bangkok, Buffoon, Louie Louie, Crites, ERIIS, ... , Mirabelle decided to step out of her comfort zone and try something new ... on her own.
2020 began with the objective to start a band, record and play shows. But, the pandemic made that dream nearly impossible. Instead of waiting for the world to return to normal, she got to work. The first lockdown imposed sudden free time which was exactly what she needed to create, no strings attached. HAZE was born.
Everything was recorded at home, alone in her room, except for a couple guitar parts which was expertly done by the talents of Miguel Moors.
The honesty and fragility reflected in the music is reminiscent of PJ Harvey and Mazzy Star. Soothing vocals, edgy guitars, and laid back drum beats set the tone for this self-titled debut album.
Plug your headphones in, sit back, relax and let the soothing tunes of HAZE envelop you.
After moving to Ghent as a Brussels resident, it was her love of music that introduced her to the city's music scene alongside like-minded artists and souls. As a wanted bassplayer who has played in bands dealing in pop, rock, and other genres, Van de Put gathered an eclectic array of musical accomplishments.
Rarely known, and something she has honed in recent years, is her innate talent for graphic design. Her passion for creating beautiful and expressive images led her to make a number of posters for friends' bands, but she desired the challenge of more creative work. Initially, she experimented with backdrops, screen printing, and linocut, but in 2020 - during the pandemic crisis - she fell in love with collages.
Van de Put's work did not go unnoticed. Many people considered her collages to be album covers, a compliment she took to heart and used to refine even more. Beautiful pictures are invariably the result of combining images that initially have nothing to do with each other, but when combined, give them new life. Van de Put works from the ‘less-is-more’ principle. In her work, she often creates somewhat surreal images that have a great deal of expressiveness.
- "Zomersalon 2021" at Kunsthal, Ghent.
- "Kunstennacht 2022" at Maison Florida, Hasselt.