BELAKISS are Ruari Meehan (vocals & guitar), Ben Sheldrick (vocals & guitar), Tatia Starkey (Bass & Vocals) & Alfie Milner (drums).
Chances are if you are hanging out in the music venues and bars of London, conversation will quickly turn to this new – generation band creating waves of excitement in the world of music.
Belakiss’ recent absence from the UK is entirely due to their huge success in Japan where they reached number 1 in the international air-play chart with their Hit ‘Only You’, also entering the official Japanese charts at number 35. Their second single ‘Run Red’, entered the official chart at number 20. They were the first band EVER to be accepted for Fuji Rocks 2011, without having their album already out. This has sealed their place in Japan's rock history.
Their melodies and sound are suggestive of psychedelic and groove epitomised by Kula Shaker and Supergrass. Their classic harmony arrangements are reminiscent of The Everley Brothers and Crosby, Stills and Nash, with bands of the 60s like The Small Faces influencing their harmonies and melody. Indeed Belakiss have an infectious, unpretentious attitude,
Belakiss are currently recording and writing in the studio of Brendan Lynch, producer of Paul Weller and Primal Scream. Working alongside Mik Whitnall of Babyshambles, they aim to achieve a new-psych sound for their forthcoming album.
Belakiss are making waves in UK the music scene. You can register for upcoming releases and gigs @ www.belakiss.co.uk