And….. tickets now on sale for ourJune 2018 UK dates !
We’re excited to release our version of the song Hushabye Mountain as an exclusive download on PledgeMusic. We remain hard at work on the new record, but hope you’ll enjoy our take on this classic from Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang in the meantime. And we’ll be announcing US 2018 show dates soon.
We’re so excited to be returning to the UK for a run of shows in June! Head over to the ‘shows’ page for ticket links (tickets on sale Friday morning at 10)!
09 Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms / 10 Bristol SWX / 11 Cardiff Glee Club / 12 Manchester Ritz / 13 Leeds Beckett / 14 Whitley Bay Playhouse / 16 Glasgow 02 ABC / 17 Sheffield Leadmill / 18 Nottingham Rescue Rooms / 19 Brighton Concorde / 20 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
And in the meantime, the new record is due for release in April and can be pre-ordered through Pledge Music!
Hello friends! After a lot of discussion and planning, we’re really excited to announce the launch of a Pledge Music campaign as part of the run up to the release of what will be Belly’s third record on April 6, 2018 (title as yet undecided..)! Head over to our Pledge page to pre-order the record, sign-up to receive updates on it’s progress, and take a look at the Pledge exclusives we’re offering, like signed vinyl, posters, special show passes and other Belly goodies!
We are happy to offer a new Belly shirt, fondly referred to as the ‘resistor’.
noun: resistor; plural noun: resistors
- 1. a device having a designed resistance to: (fill in the blanks)
2. 2. Available in Mens & Womens Navy Blue shirt styles-
The Belly- ‘Basic Mixer’ Poster
To celebrate the making of our new album we decided to print a commemorative poster. This schematic demonstrates exactly how a recording is made. There are words, numbers and symbols that take you step-by-step through the process of modern hit making. Each 2 color silk screened poster is signed by Tanya, Gail, Tom and Chris.
There are only 100.
We very much appreciate all the patience regarding the new Belly material we’ve now promised several times! We really have been busy writing and demo’ing new songs since the conclusion of the reunion tour last year, and we’re happy to reveal that we’ll be going into the studio in just a couple of weeks with our old friend Paul Q. Kolderie working the knobs and faders. It is our hope that we’ll have a new Belly record ready for release sometime in 2018, and in the meantime we’re laying the ground-work for some touring to coincide!
Being part of Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders at the City Winery NYC last night was an absolute pleasure. An amazing and varied display of talent and creativity from the soulful Amy Rigby, delightfully dark Edgar Oliver, stylishly incisive Fiona Maazel, sweetly witty Walt Martin, commanding Tracy Bonham, hilarious Doogie Horner, and of course, Wes and the cracking English UK. It was an honor to share the stage with such fantastic performers. Cabinet of Wonder shows are something unique and very special- vaudeville variety for the 20th Century- and if one comes to a town near you attendance is highly recommended!
Great ‘long read’ from Michael Tedder at Stereogum on the ‘Boston Scene Then & Now’
*OK, technically Belly has always been a Rhode Island band, but we’re thrilled that Boston claimed us then and continues to claim us now!
photo: Tim Bugbee/Tinnitus Photography