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Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss: "Everytime We Get Onstage, I See It As a Fight We Have to Win"

Sleigh Bells is long overdue for a Phoenix show. It's been more than three years since the noise pop duo rocked a sold-out show at the now-defunct Clubhouse with a wall of Marshall amps and lots of screaming. Since then, frontwoman Alexis Krauss says the band has developed significantly thanks to the addition of a live drummer and a second guitarist, and has gained more experience as a band.

"I felt kind of guilty making people pay to see us play for 25 minutes, but that was because we were restricted by our very limited repertoire at the time," Krauss says, "We've been playing shows now for almost five years...it's done wonders for our confidence and our efficacy on stage."