Nineties pop rockers Belly have announced that they will be “reuniting to play some shows in the US and UK. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September.” New Belly songs are in the works.
Belly guitarist/singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly hails from Newport where, in the eighties, she and stepsister Kristin Hersh formed Throwing Muses (low-fi, jangly fuzz). Later Donelly hooked up with Kim Deal of the Pixies, performing and recording as the awesome Breeders. Then in the nineties Belly was born. From Rolling Stone,
Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, the Breeders) formed Belly in 1991 with Fred Abong, Thomas Gorman and Chris Gorman. After releasing their 1993 debut LP Star, Abong left the band and was replaced by Gail Greenwood. They released one album with Greenwood, 1995’s King, before breaking up the following year.
Rolling Stone seems unsure of Greenwood’s involvement but according to the band’s Facebook page the lineup is still Donelly, Greenwood, and the Gormans.
So Donelly has quite the résumé and it’s not limited to music. Interviewed for Spin Magazine in 2010, Donelly is identified as a postpartum doula and lactation consultant. So, if there is a thrash metal band out there in need of a name, I give you Postpartum Doula.