NEWS: Belly announce ‘DOVE’ first new album in 23 Years
Belly return with DOVE, their first full- length album release in 23 years on the 23rd of May. The album was recorded and produced and recorded by band member Tom Gorman alongside long-time friend of the group Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Throwing Muses, Radiohead). The band shared ‘Shiny One,’ the first single to be released from the forthcoming album, listen here:
“I have a lot of affection for ‘Shiny One,'” says Tanya Donelly. “It was the first completely collaborative song we’ve ever done—Gail wrote the riff and the chorus, Tom and I wrote the verse and bridge, Chris’s parts shaped the direction and vibe. When I hear it, I hear all four of us equally.”
Belly, who formed in 1991, is Tanya Donelly (guitar, vocals), Tom Gorman (guitar), Chris Gorman (drums), and Gail Greenwood (bass). The band released their gold-certified critically-acclaimed debut album Star in 1993, which spawned the alternative radio and MTV staple ‘Feed The Tree’ and led to Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist.
In 1995, Belly released their sophomore album King and toured extensively behind the album before dissolving in 1996. Over the next two decades, the members stayed close while pursuing their own creative paths before the idea of a Belly reunion gained serious traction just a few years ago.
“We had just gotten to the point where we were just missing each other, and missing the music,” says Donelly. “The music I’ve been doing in the past several years has been very collaborative, which made me kind of homesick for Belly; I missed that sense of having a band.”
“All three of the songwriters were locked in and working in a way that complemented the others’ strengths,” says Chris Gorman. “Gail’s writing was in top form. Tanya is able to make anybody’s song her own—she’s got that gift. And Tom has really honed his arrangement and production style.”
Belly will launch their first major tour since 1995 later this year and will play Boston Calling on May 26. Find a full list of tour dates below.
2) Shiny One
3) Human Child
5) Suffer The Fools
7) Army of Clay
8) Stars Align
26/5: Cambridge, MA – Boston Calling
09/6: Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
10/6: Bristol, UK – SWX
11/6: Cardiff, UK – Glee Club
12/6: Manchester, UK – The Ritz
13/6: Leeds, UK – Beckett
14/6: Whitley Bay, UK – Playhouse
16/6: Glasgow, UK – O2ABC
17/6: Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
18/6: Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
19/6: Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
20/6: London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
8/8: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
9/8: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
10/8: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
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