We’ve had some inquiries about t-shirts, etc. in the UK and Europe (and expressions of dismay over the shipping charges from the US…) and we’re happy to say we’ve lined up a UK merch partner and the shop should be up next week- the link will appear in the header menu under ‘SHOP’. And of course, we’ll have t-shirts and stickers and other goodies at the shows this summer.
We are thrilled by the positive response to our announcement Belly will reunite to play shows this summer and will be releasing new music. It has been quite amazing to read about how important Star and King were in many people’s lives. To answer to a couple questions that have repeatedly come our way over this past week….
When can we hear new music?
The plan is to release a pair of new songs digitally on April first, then release another song on the first of each month leading up to when we start playing live shows in July. Which brings us to……
Where and when are the shows going to be?
We expect to be able to start announcing confirmed dates at the beginning of next week, so look for details here on the shows page, and on our Facebook page.
Thank you, everyone, for the enthusiasm and kind words- and for your patience as we get this endeavor pulled together!
Just under the wire for Valentine’s Day (and the anniversary of it’s realease), a great piece by Jon Langmead about the making of King on the Aquarium Drunkard blog. Thanks Jon!
Hail, Hail: Belly and the making of King
Tanya working on vocal tracks for a new Belly song, Appletone Studio, Feb 12, 2016.
We live in several states, all have ‘day jobs,’ some have kids, etc, so the new material is coming together in a thoroughly ‘modern’ (and kinda weird..), digital-era way. Emails, file transfers, uploads, downloads, laptops, headphones….
Belly is very happy to announce that we will be reuniting to play some shows this coming summer in the US and the UK. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September.
We’ve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording, that we’ll be releasing one by one over the next few months. First previews will be here on the website.
In the meantime… new swag (US here, UK/Euro here)! We’ve got a couple beautiful new t’s and other extras designed by Chris Gorman, with more to come.
Please keep checking this site (and while you’re at it, sign up for our mailing list, as we will be updating it regularly with news and information and music.
We are very excited to be playing together again, and hope to see you out there in Summer of 2016!