“(The Belle Game’s music is) a mix of pastoral pop and percussion-bombed art rock.” – Vancouver alt-weekly The Georgia Straight
This Vancouver band’s self described “dark-ish indie pop” features beautiful wailing vocals (by Andrea Lo) and jangling guitars (by Alex Andrew and Adam Nanji, who also sings). Katrina Jones (piano, backing vocals) and Rob Chursinoff (drums) round out the group. Drummer Chursinoff (also a freelance writer) wrote about the band’s experience at SXSW(a festival he has been to previously with Tegan and Sara) stating “we truly are an indie band: We’re broke.” All the hotel rooms were booked, so the group made arrangements to sleep on the floor of a yoga studio along with fellow Vancouver band Said the Whale.
Having self released two EPs, the band has released their debut full length album “Ritual Tradition Habit” out on Boompa Records. They will promote their album as the supporting act for Hannah Georgas, followed by Half Moon Run.
Download their excellent song “River” for free on their Soundcloud page.