We all want More Party, right? And PARTY is exactly what you will get with the explosive Brisbane five-piece, The Belligerents. The band have taken their eclectic sound to dance and disco-pop frenzied fans around the country. The highly anticipated debut EP from the Brisbane boys, Less Arty More Party sky rocketed on the Triple J Unearthed charts and brought them to national acclaim. After releasing the highly popular first and second singles, These Hands and Such A Crime, the songs have earned the band recognition as a Spotlight Artist on Triple J Unearthed. The single, These Hands was also officially released by singles label Major Label and received not only national but international air-play, playing on sites in New York, Seoul and London. The single was also featured on highly acclaimed online US site Blalock’s Indi Playlist and Hype Machine.
Over the past year the band has supported big international acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs and DZ. The Belligerents have also played at festivals, alongside the likes of Miami Horror, Regurgitator, Little Red, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities and Urthboy, drawing significant crowds and delving further deeper into the ears and fancy foot-work of audiences.
Since the bands EP was released in January 2011, they hit the road to show the country what they had on their 8 date national tour. Having a massive response with sold-out shows in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and extremely crazy shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, taking the adventure of touring around the country in their stride.
The Belligerents are continuing to turn heads and awaken dance-floors across the country, and in the lead up to their national tour, the coming weeks will see the release of their debut music video for single Such A Crime.
The Belligerents still have free shows this weekend.
Fri, April 29 | The Buddha Bar, Byron Bay
Special Guests: TBA
Sat, April 30 | Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle
Special Guests: TBA
The bands Manager, outlined their future plans will entail recording more new music before the end of the year and The Belligerents anticipate another national tour and looking into the overseas market!
If you like the sound of international show-stoppers such as Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, then you will love The Belligerents. These boys definitely have the status and talent to follow in the footsteps of great Australian indie bands such as The Temper Trap, with national and international success with a strong fan-base already acquired. Definitely a band to watch.