Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Best Coast , Skegss, Spiderbait, Beaches


band members

Jess Belafonte Paul Belafonte Joel Mole


Influences

Beach Boys , Gabriela Cohen , Motown, The Strokes, Hazel English, Deerhunter, Ali Barter


Gig

The Belafontes

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Aug

Yah Yah's - S...

Melbourne, 3066

Collingwood, Melbourne

8:00pm

Gig

The Belafontes

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

25 Aug

The Catfish

Melbourne, 3065

Fitzroy

8:00pm

Bio

The Belafontes are Jess, Paul and Joel from Melbourne. It’s taken two line up changes and two failed recordings but they’ve finally managed to capture their raw energy in their single Cruel and new follow up single 'Where the City Meets the Sea'.

Their sound evokes imagery of the city and the surf. It’s garagey and gritty like the old house above a shop they rehearse in. It’s DIY. Paul taught himself how to produce by watching lessons on YouTube.

The Belafontes wouldn’t exist without Jess. She’s the vocalist and the ‘sound’ of the band. She’s taken up several instruments as the band needed and landed on drums less than a year ago.

The band doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Their shows are known for fun and they get most of their gigs through word of mouth.

This is the energy that they’ve distilled into their recordings. Now they’ve worked out the formula we can expect a lot more music from them in 2018.

Review

Review by Sandro Falce Sandro Falce

29 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

Played this one on TOPS, and I honestly think it transported the entire studio to the beach. In summer as well, this track can make you travel through space AND time.

Played this one on TOPS, and I honestly think it transported the entire studio to the beach. In summer as well, this track can make you travel through space AND time.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

a lo-fi summer smash to skate along the boardwalk and show off your tan to.

a lo-fi summer smash to skate along the boardwalk and show off your tan to.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

12 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

This ain't no Getaway Plan. It's pop thrashing rock full with momentum, energy, jangly guitars and a whole lot of sound. This is next level fun.

This ain't no Getaway Plan. It's pop thrashing rock full with momentum, energy, jangly guitars and a whole lot of sound. This is next level fun.