Death Bells is the longtime musical collaboration between Will Canning and Remy Veselis. Formed in 2015 during their late adolescent years in Sydney, Australia, the act has proven to be a mainstay in the alternative underground musical landscape both in their homeland and overseas during their five-year history. Blurring the lines of post-punk and garage rock, Death Bells has morphed and transformed as the two members have grown up throughout their late teenage years living together into early adulthood. With Canning’s distinctive baritone and the kinetic collection of reverb-drenched leads by Veselis being a constant during their musical output, the two made the permanent move 7,000 miles away to Los Angeles, California in 2018 where the current incarnation of Death Bells has blossomed.
Following the releases of their debut E.P, much-loved first album, and seven-inch single on Funeral Party Records and their 2019 single on Metropolitan Indian, Death Bells joined the Dais Records family for their highly anticipated sophomore album New Signs of Life. Three years in the making, the release sees the act embrace their diverse tastes to deliver unforgettable hooks and more expansive sounds across its nine graceful songs.
Live From Bombay
Heavenly BodiesThe single "Heavenly Bodies" from the new album 'New Signs of Life' by Los Angeles post-punk outfit, Death Bells. After swapping hemispheres, Australian outfit Death Bells have found a new home in Los Angeles, emerging with a new album of fervent guitar-driven rock, stripped of gloom and punching through with a new sense of positivity. New Signs of Life, their debut for Dais Records, finds Death Bells using a DIY pedigree to plunder the conventions of “rock music” with a saxophone along for the mission. Rather than leaping genres or formats, New Signs of Life is refined and nuanced—a methodology built on process, craft, and perspective.
Live From BombayDeath Bells performs live at Bombay Beach in the Salton Sea, California. "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it important to find a way to perform songs from New Signs of Life in a live context. We had previously spent some time around the Salton Sea, and found Bombay Beach in particular to have a sort of chaotic allure. It's in a state of permanent environmental decline, harsh and alien. Our friend Sonia made sure we had a place to sleep whilst filming the performance, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the area - having moved there as a child in the 1960s, when it was being marketed as the Californian Riveria. The video itself was directed and shot by Travis Waddell, who's become a frequent collaborator. Andy Oswald and Colin Knight figured out how best to record everything live - no small feat for such an oppressive landscape." Credits: Directed by Travis Waddell Produced by Oblique TV Art direction by Collin Fletcher Cinematography by Travis Waddell Steadicam by William Christensen AC: Emmett Tekstra Color: Kristopher Smale at MPC Camera: CSLA Rentals Recorded + mixed by Andrew Oswald All songs performed by: Will Canning, Remy Veselis, Andrew Oswald, Bre Morell, Colin Knight & Jeff Fribourg Setlist: Heavenly Bodies Two Thousand & Twenty New Signs Of Life Alison Shot Down (Falling)