The Belligerents

The Belligerents

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
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Explosive Brisbane fivepiece The Belligerents are a dance frenzied, disco-pop outfit renowned for their energetic live shows and sweet recordings. The band has supported big international and local acts, has a debut EP out with a national tour to promote it, with backing of national (Triple J) radio

Biography

“local five-piece The Belligerents not so much win the sold-out crowd over as have them eating out of their young hands immediately with clear, crisp and ultra-catchy musical excursions” – Time Off Magazine

Amidst a haze of house parties, crazy and doubtless fate meeting circumstances and an amorous obsession for music, a band was created

Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents became the best of friends and took their dance frenzied, disco-pop tunes to the masses, playing countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties - occasionally invoking partial nudity.

Over the past year, the band has infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They have blown the minds of festival revellers, holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.

In January 2011, the band released their much-anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party into the wild and hit the road for an eight date national tour in March and April to celebrate its release.

The debut single from the EP, These Hands, was officially released by singles label Major Label in late 2010 and since then has received airplay on Triple J and community radio around Australia. As well as being featured on sites in New York, Seoul and London, the single was also featured online on Hype Machine and the acclaimed US site, Blalock’s Indie Playlist.

The recently released second single, Such A Crime, has already gained several plays on Triple J and has earned the band recognition as a Spotlight Artist on Triple J Unearthed.

The Belligerents are continuing to turn heads and awaken dance-floors across the country and this has continued with the release of their debut music video for single Such A Crime.

Debut EP- Less Arty More Party
Available from www.thebelligerents.com and iTunes
Key Tracks Track 1 – These Hands / Track 2 - Such A Crime

Such A Crime. “this tune has blissfully delayed guitar and a slightly moody vibe, which make it a real grower” - Vijay Khurana, triple j

These Hands. “this song might just make you tap your foot and go and check them out when they tour. 'Cause that's what I'm doing’” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j

Less Arty More Party. “Addictive, house party dance tunes - with instrumental segments that are so alluring and catchy that it almost seems rude not to dance. Lead vocalist Lewis Stephenson has a distinct tinge of Alex Turner (of Arctic Monkeys) in his voice that tends to lull verses down before entering the scruffy sing-along choruses” – Rave Magazine

Official film clip for Such A Crime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_K47rYl4E – released on Friday April 8, 2011

Discography

LESS ARTY MORE PARTY EP (Independent - released Jan 2011)

1. These Hands
2. Such A Crime
3. Bye Bye Bye
4. Take Me Back
5. These Hands (Timeshare remix)

The debut single 'These Hands' was officially released by singles label Major Label in September 2010. It has received airplay on Triple J and community radio around Australia. As well as being featured on sites in New York, Seoul and London, the single was also featured online on Hype Machine and the acclaimed US site, Blalock’s Indie Playlist.

Debut EP Less Arty More Party was released on January 11, 2011. The second single of the EP ‘Such A Crime’ has moved into spot rotation on national youth broadcaster Triple J, with plays on various community radio stations around Australia, including 4ZZZ, FBi and Bondi FM.

‘Bye Bye Bye’ and ‘These Hands (Timeshare remix)’ have both also been featured on Triple J, with the Timeshare remix also featuring on respected Sydney station FBi.