Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Ali barter, Skegss, Spiderbait


band members

Jess Belafonte Paul Belafonte Joel Mole


Bio

The Belafontes are a 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 new single Cruel.

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 Cruel 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 Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

it's simple and effective and it got me singing along immediately. except in that bit where jess goes real high, i can't do that.

it's simple and effective and it got me singing along immediately. except in that bit where jess goes real high, i can't do that.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Dec 2015

Triple J
35

Like if Blondie began life in a Melbourne share-house instead.

Like if Blondie began life in a Melbourne share-house instead.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 Oct 2015

Triple J
35

i don't know which of your two uploads are better so this is a big fat double review to say that these were the best surprises for me last week. dreamy, summer jams and im a big fan.

i don't know which of your two uploads are better so this is a big fat double review to say that these were the best surprises for me last week. dreamy, summer jams and im a big fan.