BELLY Share Their Shine On Covid Consolation Prize

New sonic impulses…

23 August 2020

This weekend should have been an exceptional one for many Belly fans, as a great
Bellyfest was planned to go ahead at the Colombus Theatre in Providence RI, the
capital of Rhode Island, also the band’s home town. But we all know what science-
fiction-like crisis hit the world, so the festive event had to be canceled. The band just issued a message on their FB-page about their gigantic frustration and simultaneously shared a trio of reworked tracks as comfort and to mark the unforeseen, sad occasion.

First the band’s emotional statement…

Hello everybody. Soooo this was supposed to be our big Bellyfest weekend where we had planned to see all of you and play music with our friends and listen to our writer friends and enjoy our artist friend’s work. Friends. Many of you had already made travel plans to see us in our own home city of glorious Providence RI at the cool old Columbus Theater but a worldwide pandemic exploited by a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as our government had other plans. Bummed does not even come close to describing our disappointment in having had to postpone until next year. We wanted to mark the occasion somehow so we decided to record a couple of acoustics and one crazy ass wheelbarrow remix by our friend PPaul Q Kolderie as a sort of Covid Consolation Prize to help fill the void in what would have been a full weekend of hugs, droplet sharing and squished indoor space with all you beautiful people. We hope you enjoy. Love and miss you all. xo us

Here are the three comforting pieces. A wheelbarrow remix (by Paul Q Kolderie) and acoustic version of Shiny One, an epic highlight from the band’s triumphant 2018 album Dove and an acoustic version of vivid rocker Now They’ll Sleep from their 1995 LP King.

– SHINY ONE
(wheelbarrow remix)


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– NOW THEY’LL SLEEP –
(acoustic)

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– SHINY ONE –
(acoustic)

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BELLY: Facebook

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
Here’s TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 2018 ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

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1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.

BELLY Shares Animated Clip For Striking Comeback Single ‘SHINY ONE’…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

12 March 2018

A couple of weeks ago the return of 90s gorgeous popsmiths BELLY, led by beatific vox Tanya Donelly, became totally real with the release of the first single of their upcoming comeback LP. Turn Up The Volume wrote about SHINY ONE: “An addictive grower you’ll have on repeat for a while to discover all layers of the splendiferous orchestrations, sunlit harmonies, and rich arrangements.” I played this amplified pearl countless times since then. Its highly sticky groove keeps coming back in my hungry head. And today the band shared a cool animated clip for this top stroke. Roll it right here…

New album DOVE out 4 May 2018 – all info right here

BELLY: Website – Facebook – Twitter

BELLY – Finally Back With New Groovy And Electrifying Stroke ‘SHINY ONE’…

23 February 2018

Finally BELLY is back with new music. Led by the wonderful Tanya Donnelly this is
a long-awaited return of one of the most mesmeric popsmiths of the 90s. Brand new single SHINY ONE is a mid-tempo groove pearl that gets bigger and vivider along its electrifying way. Donelly‘s delightful vox is at the heart of this sparkling rainbow while glimmering guitars and an overall sticky swagger amplify the song tremendously.

An addictive grower you’ll have on repeat for a while to discover all layers of the splendiferous orchestrations, sunlit harmonies and rich arrangements. Welcome
back, Belly. Capture the beauty, here’s the audio clip…

BELLY: Website – Facebook – Twitter

New album DOVE out 4 May 2018 – all info right here