Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, Belle Game weaves ethereal soundscapes into, blown-out, crush-pop confessions.
Sonically, Belle Game exists somewhere between new-age visions and unkempt basements.
Keyboards and guitars swell between the cracks as a foundation of subsonic rhythm is splayed across the floor.
Their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit earned the band critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone: while their emotional live performances prompted Paste Magazine to name them one of the “10 Great New Bands from CMJ”.
From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Belle Game is always teetering between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it’s always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear.
Stream the band’s new single, Yuh here.
“Front woman Andrea Lo, however is not trying to sneak up on you, nor is she trying to blend in. “River” is her showcase, as it should be; her voice is an expansive, powerful instrument that demands to be noticed, driving the melody of “River” and turning a simple song of simple sentiments into showstopping, extroverted piece of musical theater”
“This is indie-rock at its best: texturally layered, with echoing guitars, infectious rhythms and horns, and lavished in hooks, such as on uplifting single “Wait Up For You.” So, yes, we can justifiably deem the Belle Game one of Vancouver’s best and, in general, one of Canada’s most promising acts”
“It’s refreshing to find a band with a female vocalist that delivers a fresh point of view and a new sound. The Belle Game does this well, altering the confines of modern music while relating effortlessly with their audience”
- Indie Shuffle