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Bellevue Days – Sad Boy EP

Bellevue Days – Sad Boy EP

★★★★

Bellevue Days – Sad Boy EP
Bellevue Days - Sad Boy EP

Bellevue Days are already proving themselves as one of the most likely.

Released: 9th May 2016

Rating: ★★★★

There’s something going on in the fiery underbelly of the UK rock scene right now. From the beating purple heart of Creeper to the raw brilliance of Milk Teeth, great bands are popping up right, left and centre. With their latest EP, Croydon’s Bellevue Days are running straight through centre field to join them.

The noise has been building for a while, Zane Lowe giving them worldwide love on his Beats 1 show. ‘Sad Boy’ is the affirmation that things are heading up to 11. Traditionally, new British bands have fallen into tired, cookie cutter formulas. Not this latest batch, though. ‘Ripped Jeans’ changes tempo and volume at will, creating an anthemic rise with sharpened teeth. ‘Pepper Tea’ broods then punches hard. Bellevue Days’ music feels both familiar and fresh at the same time, without ever blunting its edges for the mainstream land grab.

That’s in part because they don’t have to. Sitting across the divide between rock and ‘alternative’ music at large, there’s something intrinsically likeable about ‘Something New’, with its earworms ontop of earworms. Bellevue Days are already proving themselves as one of the most likely. Carry this form over to an album, and that potential could take them anywhere.

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