Croydon quartet Bellevue Days have been making a noise for quite a while now. The band released their second EP ‘Sad Boy’ last year to a great response, which definitely set the base for them to build upon. Countless tours and festival appearances later, the band have another release ready for the taking.
Opener ‘Black Sheep Baby’ is a dreary opener that wouldn’t feel out of place on the new Turnover record; the guitars are jangly, and the vocals are harmonised to perfection. Lyrically it’s poignant, heart rendering, and completely relatable. The track is built up in layers, and end on a wall of distorted guitars and pounding drums. It’s an absolute barrage of noise that lays the foundation for the rest of the EP to follow suit.
Single ‘Secret Lover’ is an acoustic based ballad that sounds typically British. “How can you understand me, if I can’t understand myself?”, the lyrics that will speak to a whole load of people. Bellevue Days are as relatable as it gets. What’s incredible is the fact that a band just starting out in their career can release a song that sounds capable of filling an arena already.
It’s clear that ‘Rosehill’ is going to create such a buzz around the band, and rightly so. Every single track has the capability to be in the charts right now, and that’s some feat for a band who only have 3 EPs to their name. Every song is well thought out and consistently exciting, while the production level has stepped up a notch to make Bellevue Days sound better than ever.
If you’re a fan of modern British rock music such as Moose Blood, Deaf Havana, or Lower Than Atlantis, then you’re going to absolutely love Bellevue Days. Catch them at a small venue while you can though, because it won’t be long before they’ll be playing to thousands of people at a time.
Written by Jacob Eynon (@itsjustjake93)
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