Belly in Sheffield
The Leadmill, Sheffield
Sunday 17th June 2018, £20.00
After amicably exiting Throwing Muses and The Breeders, Tanya Donelly formed Belly in 1991, with brothers Tom and Chris Gorman - and they were joined soon after by Gail Greenwood on bass.Belly released two albums - the first being Star, which earned the band two Grammy nominations and eventually sold two million copies worldwide. Second album King was produced by the legendary Glyn Johns and released in February 1995.After several extensive worldwide tours - including opening slots for REM, U2 and the Velvet Underground, as well as tours with Radiohead, Catherine Wheel and the Cranberries - Belly unfortunately fell prey to the all-too-common rock-and-roll cliché of industry pressure, financial issues, personal conflict and divergent creative ambitions. The band played its last show on Nov. 11, 1995.In late 2015, twenty years after last playing together, the band 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 they began rehearsing for the tour, they decided to write a few new songs together. At the end of that joyful and successful tour, they decided to expand on the idea and write a full album's worth of music together and are now in the process of recording the new album with their old friend Paul Q. Kolderie at the board.
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