Ontario based dark/ orchestral pop band Del Bel has started a new chapter in their evolving musical output by recording a cover to showcase where things are headed on their forthcoming third album. Better known for their Pop Noir / Cinematic styling, Del Bel cultivated a balance between dark electronic and trip-hop music starting on their rendition of Mazzy Star’s “Look On Down From The Bridge.”
Del Bel’s self-titled sophomore release was critically acclaimed in Canada, allowing them to chart nationally on college radio (Earshot!) and CBC’s top 30, nominated for a SOCAN Songwriting Prize, which eventually landed them a spot on CBC Q. Festival engagements include Hillside, Sappyfest, Suoni Per il Popolo, NXNE, Wavelength Music Festival, along with commissioned film scores by Toronto’s Images Festival and the Christie Pits Film Festival. Additional scores/ songs have been placed on a few international based films and festivals, including a recent documentary by North Face.
"the most intriguing young Canadian band you haven't heard of" - Ben Rayner
"the stricken sequel is all dead-of-winter heartache, haunting and murder. There’s a definite early-Portishead vibe to this one, thanks to a creeping hip-hop influence in the percussion parts." - Toronto Star
"the musical equivalent of a fatally attractive haunted house with an especially talented bandleader (Tyler Belluz) conducting a symphony of ghouls from a dimly lit corner of the basement." - Exclaim