Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Best Coast , Skegss, Spiderbait, Beaches , shannon and the clams , guantanamo baywatch, hockey dad


band members

Jess and Paul Belafonte


Influences

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


Gig

The Belafontes

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

9 Nov

Jackie Brown Jr To...

Melbourne, 3065

The Catfish, Fitzroy

8:00pm

Gig

The Belafontes

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Nov

Groove and Graze F...

Melbourne, 3204

Bentleigh

12:00pm

Bio

Paul and Jess are a couple that make music under the moniker The Belafontes. To capture their authenticity they have strived to have as little outside input as possible on their latest recordings. Driven by a desire to showcase their unique lo-fi sound Paul has spent the last 12 months teaching himself to record, mix and produce The Belafonte's music himself. Every rehearsal, recording, song and graphic is created in Paul and Jess' Elsternwick apartment. In doing so they have managed to preserve a sound and aesthetic that is truly their own.

This year saw several successes for the duo. Jess expanded on her role as lead singer and taught herself to stand up and play drums while performing. Their recent releases have gained international audiences since ending up on the coveted Spotify Fresh Finds playlist. Triple J and Triple J Unearthed have supported both their 2018 releases and they have been able to share their music with their pals on community radio stations as well.

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.