With tremendous excitement we can announce that HammerOn’s next release will be a split vinyl record, Believe in Hell/280418 by Bristol-based bands bellies! and EP/64.
Pre-orders available now!
The album is actually released on 15 December 2018, the same day as our album release party at the Brunswick Club, Bristol when bellies! and EP/64 will share the bill with CZN (Valentina Magaletti & João Pais Filipe) in what will no doubt be a winterval extravaganza of frivolity and joy.
You can buy advance tickets for this event here, including a special ticket and album deal for £20. Solid.
bellies! are Nat (guitar/vocals) and D-M (drums/vocals). They have been writing and performing together since 2010.
bellies!’s music is a life-baked concoction. Formed in a do it yourself habitus, injected with the energy of free improvisation, the duo create imperfectly formed melodic song shocks, replete with hooks and eyes.
Believe in Hell evokes the atmosphere of Brechtian political opera, the vocal pointillism of Meredith Monk and the pop-post-punk sensibilities of 80s Bananarama. The songs draw inspiration from the horrors of the present and the mistakes of the past, probing the edges of where the future could be different with reference to the psycho-philosophies of Jane Arden and feminist histories of technology.
EP/64 create improvised performances that incite audiences to feel, move and invent.
Started by vocalist Dali de St Paul (HARRGA, Viridian Ensemble and DSC) in 2016, the project features different musicians and artists – mostly drawn from Bristol’s experimental arts and improvised music scenes – who unleash frenzied incantations and rhythmic mutations into the world.
EP/64 – Ephemeral Project 64 – will perform 64 times and then stop.
280418 was improvised at Juke Box Studios, Bristol and features Dali performing with drummer Dan Johnson of MARCY and Run Logan Run, her primary collaborator on the project.
EP/64 – ‘280418 [extract]’
The artwork and the engineering
Believe in Hell/280418 comes in heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with artwork from Melanie Clifford and Laura Phillips who are both members of Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film (BEEF) collective.
Believe in Hell and 280418 were engineered, produced and mixed by Annie Gardiner (Hysterical Injury/MARCY), whose previous production credits include MXLX, Towel and Nervous Energy Records.
bellies! – Believe in Hell (12.52 secs)
- Believe in Hell
- Herbaceous Border
- Amy’s Blow Out Car
- Marie Told Us
- You Don’t Know What You Want, Do You?
EP/64 – 28042018 (15.11 secs)