Croydon’s Bellevue Days recalls The Xcerts at their most boisterous, Manchester Orchestra at their most anthemic, and Weezer at their perfect-pop-crunch best. The self-proclaimed “sludge-pop” four-piece have plans to release new material before the summer, and they’re hoping that their new songs – the follow-up to last year’s Sad Boy EP – will give them enough momentum to justify plenty of time on tour. Unsurprisingly, given the EP’s name, there’s a hefty amount of emo on show on Sad Boy, but it’s laced with pop hooks and lashings of indie coolness which make the band stick-out from the UK’s burgeoning DIY scene.
Bellevue Days have been riding the crest of a wave for the past twelve months, and when asked why they think their music is connecting with people, the band reckon it’s their hard to pin-down sound that helps. “There are a lot of indie bands out there right now,” Dan claims, “and maybe we’re a bit different; a bit rockier, and filling a different niche.” Bellevue Days’ tunes share as much, if not more, with Nirvana as they do with The Strokes.
As 2017 rolls on and Bellevue Days release more new music, it’s likely their stock will rise even higher. The band are already confirmed to play 2000trees in the summer. With tunes as good as they’ve got and a burning ambition driving them, you wouldn’t bet against this being the year that Bellevue Days well and truly deliver on the hype.
Bellevue Days play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 3rd August 2017, with support from Patrons. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Ripped Jeans’ below: