Belly | photo by Chris Gorman | courtesy of the artist

After a couple decades of absence, it makes sense that legendary 90s alt-rockers Belly would keep us waiting to hear the details of their long-awaited return, building anticipation with each announcement. The band first broke the news of their reunion in 2016 with a short, nostalgia-packed tour. Then, last fall, they announced that a new album was in the works, along with an upcoming string of tour dates that includes a stop at Union Transfer on September 28. They also released their first recording in over 20 years, a cover of “Hushabye Mountain” from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Now, we finally have more details on the forthcoming album — it’s called DOVE, and it’ll be released May 4. We also have Belly’s first new original song in 23 years — “Shiny One” is a song just as sweet and shimmery as its title suggests, and you can stream it now.

Belly’s Tanya Donelly said of the song:

“I have a lot of affection for ‘Shiny One,'” says Tanya Donelly. “It was the first completely collaborative song we’ve ever done—Gail wrote the riff and the chorus, Tom and I wrote the verse and bridge, Chris’s parts shaped the direction and vibe. When I hear it, I hear all four of us equally.”
Listen to “Shiny One” below, and check out DOVE‘s tracklisting. Find Belly’s full list of tour dates below, and more information on the upcoming Philly show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

DOVE Tracklist:
1) Mine
2) Shiny One
3) Human Child
4) Faceless
5) Suffer The Fools
6) Girl
7) Army of Clay
8) Stars Align
9) Quicksand
10) Artifact
11) Heartstrings
Tour Dates:
5/26: Cambridge, MA – Boston Calling
6/9: Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
6/10: Bristol, UK – SWX
6/11: Cardiff, UK – Glee Club
6/12: Manchester, UK – The Ritz
6/13: Leeds, UK – Beckett
6/14: Whitley Bay, UK – Playhouse
6/16: Glasgow, UK – O2ABC
6/17: Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
6/18: Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
6/19: Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
6/20: London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
8/8: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
8/9: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
8/10: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/11: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
8/12: Seattle, WA – Neptune
8/22: Portland, ME – Port City
8/25: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/26: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/28: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
9/29: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/4: Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
10/5: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
10/6: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre