Belau is one of the most promising electronic / downtempo newcomers: their first song, Island of Promise was chosen to the top hits of 2015 at Deezer Hungary and appears in HBO’s series, Aranyélet. In one and half years they had more than 100 live performances in 14 countries. The debut Belau full-length album, The Odyssey was released in 2016 featuring several outstanding guest vocalists, and won the Hungarian Grammy in best electornic music album category. Now they are ready to continue their journey to London.
“Take You to The Sea” – claims about their compositions. Belau originally started as a solo project by Péter Kedves in 2015. He was inspired by his travels and adventures abroad. The idea to translate his experiences into music came to him in a beautiful, remote village on the pristine Croatian seashore. In the world of Belau a constant buoyant mood and a sense of optimism meets innovative electronic beats. This genre of elegant and clean beats capturing the feeling of summer has been dubbed as sundowntempo.
Their first song, Island of Promise was chosen to the top hits of 2015 at Deezer Hungary, and the biggest Hungarian new portals. Now it counts nearly 500.000 views, appears in HBO’s series, Aranyélet, and also featuring in international commercials for Pepsi (33 countries). In one and half years they had more than 100 live performances in 14 countries across Europe, they played the biggest festivals of the region, like Sziget, Reeperbahn, Untold, Waves Vienna.
The debut full-length album of the band, The Odyssey has been finally released in November 2016 with 12 new songs featuring several guest vocalists from the Hungarian underground scene. One of them is the greatest honor so far: winning the Hungarian Grammy’s, the Fonogram-awards for the best electronic album of the year. One of their song is also airplayed by BBC Radio 1. The long term goals of the ever-growing project include the creation of multiple concept LPs, each capturing the vibe of a different geographical region around the world.
One of the most promising electronica newcomers started their European tour around spring which interrupted by some festival shows. Belau will plays in London on 23rd of November in the Monarch, they continues their tour with their first album in Italy, Russia, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Montenegro.