Long-running Calgary, Alberta punks BELVEDERE have signed with Thousand Islands Records in North America and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK. A new single “Good Grief Retreat” will be released on February 24 which is now available to pre-save at: http://belv.lnk.to/GGR.
“Good Grief Retreat” marks the band’s first new music since celebrating their 25 year anniversary as a band in 2020.
To celebrate the news, the band have today released lead single ‘Good Grief Retreat’ which is out now on all good digital platforms.
Commenting on the track, Belvedere front man Steve Rawles says: “This song speaks of the average worker and the system that benefits off their labour. While the rich can hide behind laws, regulations and a corporate veil that doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, the worker never gets ahead and has no chance of closing the wage and lifestyle gap. The Retreat in the title refers to the general populace demanding better conditions.”
Belvedere’s deep connection with fans combined with a strong work ethic has provided them with the opportunity to tour in over 35 countries, playing over 1500 shows and a number of festivals along the way. Always the first to get into the crowd after their show, most of Belvedere’s fans have likely purchased an album directly from the band while many have provided the band a place to stay or meal to eat. The bond is undeniable and a good reflection as to why the band has endured for so long.
Keep an eye out for more new Belvedere music and rescheduled tour dates in 2021!
Canadian skate-punk legends Belvedere barely need an introduction. They are heroes of fast, furious, melodic punk, who’ve never lost sight of their roots.
2020 marked the 25th year of the band’s history, but since all of their tours were moved to 2021, the band felt the need instead to write and record their 6th full-length instalment, Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense. The album features a furious mix of old and new, with a fresh direction in songwriting attributed to new members Dan Wollach on guitar and Ryan Mumby on bass. Belvedere’s all-familiar speed, riffs, insightful lyrics and singalong harmonies are all still there thanks to drummer Casey Lewis and lead singer & founder, Steve Rawles.
Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, the trailblazing band from Calgary, Alberta quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals.