Death Bells share new single ‘Intruder’

Death Bells press photo
Artist photo by Lane Stewart

Los Angeles-via-Sydney’s Death Bells — the long-running musical collaboration between Will Canning and Remy Veselis — have released a glamorous, ominous new single Intruder. The track surfaces just ahead of the group’s West Coast tour which spans from November 4th through 18th.  Their first new output since April’s release of the live performance and recording ‘Live from Bombay,’ this new song perfectly displays Canning’s exquisite baritone and haunting lyrics set against the kinetic sonic backdrop provided by Veselis.  Canning comments: “With Intruder, we attempted to dive into the grisly mythology of Los Angeles — looking for a sound that echoes the spirited past of the city we’ve found ourselves living in.” Watch the visualizer for Intruder via YouTube (or listen via Bandcamp).

Formed in 2015 in Sydney, Australia, Death Bells has proven to be a mainstay in the alternative underground musical landscape both in their homeland and overseas. Blurring the lines of post-punk and garage rock, Death Bells has morphed and transformed as the two members have matured. 

Death Bells released their sophomore full length and Dais Records debut ‘New Signs of Life’ in September of 2020.  On this record, the group embraced their diverse tastes to deliver unforgettable hooks and more expansive sounds across its nine graceful songs. KEXP called it “…a solid set of moody post-punk combining angular guitars, atmospheric keyboards, driving rhythms and occasional sax and brass with stately baritone vocals, soaring song hooks and lyrics of resilience.”  Following, and in direct response to the pandemic, Death Bells secluded themselves at Bombay Beach to record and release 5 live recordings of songs from ‘New Signs of Life’ in April of 2021.

Revitalized and recentered, Death Bells are recording and will release new music for Dais Records in 2022.  In the meantime, catch them on tour along the West Coast in November and on the road in Europe in early 2022.  Find tour dates listed below and look for more news coming soon from Death Bells.

West Coast tour dates with Provoker

Death Bells west coast tour flyer

November 4  Santa Ana, CA @ La Santa

November 5 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club

November 7  Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room

November 8  Reno, NV @ Holland Project

November 11  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

November 12  Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Lounge

November 13  Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival

November 14  Boise, ID @ Neurolux

November 16  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

November 17  Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

November 18  San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop

European tour dates

Death Bells European tour flyer

January 31  Munich, DE @ Backstage Club

February 1  Prague, CZ @ Café V Lese

February 2  Warsaw, PL @ Chmury

February 3  Hamburg, DE @ Hafenkleng

February 4  Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar

February 5  Stockholm, SE @ Obaren [FREE]

February 6  Oslo, NO @ Revolver

February 8  Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn

February 9  Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

February 10  Budapest, HU @ Durer Kurt

February 12  Nyon, CH @ La Parenthese [FREE]

February 15  Madrid, ES @ Siroco

February 16  Valencia, ES @ Loco Club

February 19  Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg

February 20  Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos

February 22  Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn

February 23  Paris, FR @ Les Supersonic [FREE]

February 25  Birmingham, UK @ The Dark Horse

February 26  Glasgow, UK @ The Attic

February 27  Belfast, UK @ Voodoo

February 28  Limerick, IE @ Kasbah Social

March 1  Dublin, IE @ Whelans

March 3  Leeds, UK @ Oporto

March 4  Manchester, UK @ Night People

March 5  London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms

March 6  Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

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