Friday, 27 March 2015

Bella Figura - Under The Bridge

 Justin Gartry
The RADAR night (26/02/2015) at Chelsea Stadium's plush Under The Bridge venue is one of the hottest live events for both the music industry and fans alike. It is a platform to showcase the best unsigned and just-signed talent who are emerging from under the wings of Music Week, ILUVLIVE and MusicConnex.

The newly formed London based trio Bella Figura gave us a heavy and resonant set of 30 minutes to whet our appetites. The three members, Justin Gartry (Guitar & Vocals), Mikey Cooper (Bass & Vocals) and Rhys Maslen (Drums & Vocals) met studying music production, and are all multi-instrumentalists.
Mikey Cooper
It is the figurehead of Justin Garty who sets the tone. A timbre which cuts thick and deep, hitting a frequency that makes your inner organs vibrate in purring pleasure. The shadow sounds from Cooper and Maslen are as viscous as a good gravy, pouring their blanket of meaty vibes into more than a few open mouths.

There is a simplicity to their songs and their often slow pace creates a deliberate and powerful edge. Never Learn was such a moment, Garty stood alone in the dark, a single man in a landscape of telegraph straight trees. The darkened earth on which he stood was gouged and pounded by Bella Figura, the air haunted by the call of Rhys Maslen on vocals.

Rhys Maslen
Bella Figura launch their new EP, titled after the aforementioned Never Learn, on 17th April 2015 at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen (2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU London, United Kingdom). Advanced tickets are £7.50 including a copy of the EP (to be collected on the door), Tickets on the door will be £6 (without an EP). LINK to buy tickets.



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