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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:


 

DOVE is now available for pre-order –http://radi.al/BellyDOVE – and includes an instant download of “Shiny One.” 

 

“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.

 

 

Tracklist:

 

1) Mine

2) Shiny One

3) Human Child

4) Faceless

5) Suffer The Fools

6) Girl

7) Army of Clay

8) Stars Align

9) Quicksand

10) Artifact

11) Heartstrings

 

Tour Dates:

 

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

11/8: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

12/8: Seattle, WA – Neptune

22/8: Portland, ME – Port City

25/8: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

26/8: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

28/9: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

29/9: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

4/10: Madison, WI – Majestic Theater

5/10: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

6/10: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

 

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