Listen To Belladon's Interview with Marty
Belladon is a female fronted, 5 piece synth pop band. The founder of the project, Aimee Jacobs started the group with Anastasya Korol at the San Diego Music and Art cooperative. Both women sing lead and play synth focusing on harmonies between the vocals and keys. Heather Nation, the bands lead guitar player and back up vocalist, joined only after one rehearsal with the group as well at the drummer Billy Petty. Alex Bravo joined after attending some rehearsals and essentialy picked up his bass when the band needed a new player. Belladon has been an active band for just over 6 months and has already been nominated for a San Diego Music Award for best new artist. They are unique in not only their selection of synth sounds but also in there 3 part female harmonies. The sound is cut from a modern cloth but also has a nostalgia to it. Prince, Kate Bush, or Bjork would swim along Belladon's sonic waters comfortablly. But there is a grit, reminiscent of PJ Harvey that sets Belladon apart from 80's inspired tracks.
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