Feel The Emotional Weight Of Bella Figura's Heavy Groove
It is not often that a new band lands on your radar in possession of such a supremely apt and concisely adroit self-description that no more than two words are required. London's Bella Figura just happen to be one of those rarities: this London three-piece - Justin Gartry (guitar/ vocals), Mikey Cooper (bass/ vocals) and Jack Morford (drums/ vocals) - get straight to the point when indicating what you can expect - heavy grooves.
Heavy grooves, indeed; both musical and emotional. An arresting blend of jagged riffs and ruminative licks that muse and shimmer, broodingly sauntering basslines and mood-setting drums, Bella Figura have an ear-catching knack for building the ebb and flow of ever swelling emotional tides into urgently rousing crescendos that break over the listener. Insecurities, regrets, vulnerabilities and redemptive yearning all weighed with a gruffly poignant introspective gravitas, the trio adroitly navigate the search for conscience-guiding cardinal points of the soul among the alienation and dislocation of life's often unforgiving and turbulent emotional wilderness.
Led by the gritty, raw passion of Gartry's soulfully sonorous voice, and infused with a sensibility that is flush with a potent emotional authenticity, Bella Figura have crafted a not to be missed sound that, with its musing grooves and lyrical profundity, lays as heavily on the ears as it does on the soul.