"... an uplifting dose of raw emotion..."
Following their enigmatic debut single Hollow, Belle Mt. (pronounced 'Belle Mont’) are now back with another emotion-strewn release. Let Me is out now via LV Music and available to stream on Spotify and iTunes.
The single premiered on Gigslutz and is now available to listen to via Belle Mt.'s Soundcloud page.
You can also watch Belle Mt. performing his previous single Hollow live for a Mahogany Session on YouTube now.
Written about that breaking point in a relationship when all emotional truths are laid bare, Let Me is an uplifting slice of alt-pop. Filled with the impassioned, soaring vocals of lead singer Matt Belmont, it exudes a cinematic, evocative power and infectious musicality. Of the track, Belle Mt. explain: “... despite the emotional weight of the topic, with Femke's uplifting production of Let Me we've attempted to envelop some deeply personal lyrics in an energetic and almost anthemic sound, but if you dig a little deeper you’ll still find the melancholy beneath.”
The concept of Belle Mt. was created during a period of Belmont’s withdrawal from public performances. During this time, he dedicated his time to introspective songwriting development, creating the basis of a sound which would eventually find its way into the hands of Nashville-based, Grammy Award winning producer Femke Weidema. The musical connection between the pair has resulted in a unique writing and production style, evident in the layered ambience and depth of this latest release.
Now, having received acclaim from the likes of Mahogany and When The Horn Blows, and packed out a Nashville industry showcase at The Basement, as well as playing a Sofar Sounds set at London’s Amnesty International HQ this summer, Belle Mt. are ready to pull at the heartstrings with the impassioned grace of Let Me.
Let Me is out now via LV Music and available to stream on Spotify and iTunes.
"...a powerful slice of disco-punk..."
- Team Rock
“...a riotous collection of songs...”
- Gay Times
“...resonates with the edgy euphoria of sleater-kinney...”
- The Revue
“...the soulful fierceness of Gossip and the craft and meodies of Sleater-Kinney.”
- God Is In The TV
Having made a splash in 2016, disco-punk three piece Bugeye have just released their new single, Wake Up, out now via Marwoo Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify .
The brand new eye-opening video for Wake Up is an animated video by Philippe Blaine, featuring cage dancing politicians who bear more than a passing resemblance to Theresa May and Nigel Farage! It premiered on Team Rock and you can watch it via the band's YouTube channel.
The track premiered on God Is In The TV and is now available to stream via the band's Soundcloud page.
Taking inspiration from 70’s punk and political movements of the time, fused with a modern DIY attitude, Bugeye take aim at the current social and political unrest sweeping the world, using their music as a call to arms, encouraging people to support one another in the fight for a brighter future. Elements of the riot grrrl sound that usurped the male dominated indie-rock scenes of the 90’s are flavoured with a sprinkling of the kind of upbeat indie-disco sound that made the likes of Le Tigre one of the most respected bands of their era.
Bugeye have dedicated Wake Up to DIY collectives fighting to make a difference in their local communities such as The Zine UK for their unstoppable support for up and coming talent, This Feeling for creating a much needed buzz to help keep rock music alive in this country, The Music Trust for their #fightback campaigns against music venue closures, Loud Women for pushing forward the fight of women in music, Northern Exposure and all collective communities striving for positive change around the world.
The band, who are made up of Angela Martin (Vox, Guitar), Paula Snow (Bass) and Jack Houston (Drums), formed in the late 90’s playing at some of London’s most notable venues; taking in The Astoria to Wembley and everything in between. Having returned from their hiatus in 2015, Bugeye played a number of shows in and around London before releasing their EP Never Let You Go in 2016. The wait was worthwhile with Bugeye picking up support from Gay Times, The Revue, God Is In The TV, Team Rock and Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 show.
Wake Up by Bugeye is out now via Marwoo Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify .
The End Festival returns to various venues around London running from 16th November to 24th November 2017. Spread across nine venues over nine days, The End will showcase the best underground and established talent on the scene, injecting love and passion back into the independent live scene and with some shows now sold out or selling out fast, it confirms music fans' thirst for live music.
The artists confirmed include McAlmont and Butler, The Magic Numbers, David Thomas Broughton, RM Hubbert, Black Peaches, Billy Mahonie, HAWK and The Van T's with many more still to be announced. Festival founder Howard Monk has put together a line-up that will bring talent from all over the UK, Europe and North America to London.
Eight years ago, Monk started The End as a two-venue event in Crouch End, where he used to live. Over time, the festival grew and in 2017, it’s bigger than ever before with a view to expand beyond London’s boundaries.
“I'd like to expand beyond, maybe twinning with a different town year on year,” says Monk. “I’d definitely like go to places, which might have a somewhat tainted view of the "elitist" music/arts scene.”
For Monk, it’s about promoting great new talent and getting music fans excited about live music. “I think it’s important to put great stuff on in as many places as possible,” Monk adds.”
Tickets for all shows are available on Music Glue now.
Alternatively you can purchase tickets for The End Festival here:
16th November 2017 - David Thomas Broughton - Paper Dress Vintage - SOLD OUT
17th November 2017 - David Thomas Broughton - Aces & Eights - Tickets
18th November 2017 - Fearless - Mirth, Marvel and Maude - Tickets
19th November 2017 - David Thomas Broughton - Servant Jazz Quarters (2PM) - Tickets
19th November 2017 - Maria Kelly - Servant Jazz Quarters - Tickets
20th November 2017 - Equinox - The Windmill - Tickets
21st November 2017 - The Van T's & Rainbrother - The Social - Tickets
22nd November 2017 - HAWK & The Anatomy of Frank - The Lexington - Tickets
23rd November 2017 - Jack Chesire - Old Queens Head - Tickets
24th November 2017 - McAlmont and Butler, The Magic Numbers and Ren Harvieu - Downstairs at The Kings Head - SOLD OUT