At the beginning of last year, Belly, the ’90s alt-pop quartet led by Tanya Donelly, announced that they were reuniting to tour and release new music. About a year ago, they played their first shows together since disbanding in 1996. And now they’ve officially announced that a new record is indeed on the way sometime in 2018. Per a statement on the band’s website:
We very much appreciate all the patience regarding the new Belly material we’ve now promised several times! We really have been busy writing and demo’ing new songs since the conclusion of the reunion tour last year, and we’re happy to reveal that we’ll be going into the studio in just a couple of weeks with our old friend Paul Q. Kolderie working the knobs and faders. It is our hope that we’ll have a new Belly record ready for release sometime in 2018, and in the meantime we’re laying the ground-work for some touring to coincide!