Hear a clip of a new one here
Belly have marked their return by teasing their first new track since 1995.
The ‘Feed The Tree’ alt-rock veterans split in 1996, before reforming in 2016.
Now, they’ve started to tease new single ‘Human Child’ ahead of their long-awaited comeback album, ‘Dove’.
The album ‘Dove’ will be available on May 4 and is available through PledgeMusic here.
In a statement about the new album, the band said:
“In late 2015, twenty years after last playing together, we decided it was ‘now or never’ and announced Belly would reunite for a limited tour in 2016. Falling right back into a laughter-fueled groove as we began rehearsing for the tour, we thought, why not make it interesting and try writing a couple of new tunes together? Those of you who saw one (or several) of the reunion-tour shows last year heard two new songs live…. and you were part of some truly amazing evenings that wildly exceeded our expectations. Along with great joy, ridiculous grins, and a few (happy) tears, there was just an incredible energy and excitement in every place, every night we played. A kind of energy and excitement that really had nowhere to go but into making more music together.
“And so that’s what we’ve been doing. Since last year’s shows, another nine new songs have sprung forth. Dove will be Belly’s third record, scheduled for release in May 2018. We’ve recorded most of the ‘basic’ tracks at Stable Sound Studio in Rhode Island with our old friend Paul Q. Kolderie at the board, and now we’re in the process of recording guitars, vocals and various other overdubs. Needless to say, making a record today is very different from the last time Belly recorded together. And so are the mechanisms of sharing music with our friends and the rest of the world.
“We’re so very excited about this record, and we’re pleased to partner with Pledge Music as one of the ways to share it and let you all be apart of it. You can advance-order NameTBD on vinyl, CD, or as a digital download, as well as find a variety of “bundles” and exclusive limited-edition goodies. All advance orders through Pledge give you member-only access to updates, peeks into the studio, and a soon to be released digital download of our cover of “Hush-a-Bye Mountain,” which we recorded just for fun while in the studio.
“We hope you’ll come along with us as we work on finishing up Dove, and we really look forward to sharing these new songs (and plenty of the old ones, too!) with you live in 2018!”
Formed in 1991 by former Throwing Muses and Breeders member Tanya Donelly, Belly released two critically-acclaimed albums in the ’90s with ‘Star’ in 1993 and ‘King’ in 1995. Along with a string of fan favourite EPs, they enjoyed indie radio success with the likes of ‘Gepetto’, ‘Feed The Tree’, ‘Now They’ll Sleep’ and ‘Superconnected’.
Belly tour dates and tickets
Belly’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below, and tickets are available here.
Saturday 9 – PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Sunday 10 – BRISTOL SWX Bristol
Monday 11 – CARDIFF THE GLEE CLUB
Tuesday 12 – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Wednesday 13 – LEEDS Leeds Beckett Students Union
Thursday 14 – WHITLEY BAY Playhouse, Whitley Bay
Saturday 16 – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sunday 17 – SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Monday 18 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 19 – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Wednesday 20 – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire