Darkbird / Belcurve
January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Formed and based in Austin, Texas, Darkbird is the result of a collaboration between vocalist and songwriter Kelly Barnes, and lead guitarist and songwriter Brian Cole. The two shared an uncompromising vision for their band, which is now additionally comprised of Chris Spencer on bass, Michael Martinez on keys and electronics, and Ethan Yeager on drums. The band released their debut EP in late 2015, “I Remember Feeling My Fingers Slip”. The bands first single “Poison Arrows” gained popularity amongst their Texas fans and saw the band showcase at CMW (Canadian Music Week) in Toronto and Mondo.NYC in New York following the momentum of the release.
Belcurve is the melding of Sarah Castro’s unique brand of lyrics, vocal range, and melodies with Matt Parmenter’s (producer) lifelong mission to wring the strangest sounds out of even stranger gear and studio toys. This is glued together by Michael Peters’ rhythms, which range from restrained and soft to all out muscular assaults. Deidre Gott adds a layer of clear, resonant harmonies and sonic landscapes, and Blue Mongeon’s versatile guitar work adds sweetness, power, and depth. Alternating seamlessly between catchy pop tunes and haunting melodic rock, Belcurve is a slightly bent framework of talented human beings creating songs that will you make you feel at once pleasant, strange, and feisty.
— Laurie Gallardo – KUTX