EP Review: BELLHEAD - Remix With Guns
I'm pleased to be writing about one of the most interesting and unique bands to come out of the USA in recent times. Although they have a retro edge to their sound, it never feels out of place and always leaves you hungering for a little bit more. You can't get much more rock n' roll than this duo. You can read our previous articles on them here: Spotlight article
2020 was a year where most bands could be excused if they decided to take time off and hope for the best in 2021, but then again BELLHEAD isn’t most bands. The critically acclaimed duo of Karen and Ivan are following up their highly successful regarded 'Unicorn Bones' EP and subsequent "Sanity Assassin" single, with a new EP titled 'Remix with Guns' + an additional EP's worth of Bonus content for free. While 'Remix With Guns' will be available on all platforms, the bonus content ‘Remix With Guns: Part 2’ will be available completely for free only through BELLHEAD's brand new mailing list.
BELLHEAD burst onto the scene in late 2019 with the release of two strong singles released back to back, “Fire Control” and “Runaway”. They fast tracked their rise to prominence with the release of their debut EP, ‘Unicorn Bones’ in July of 2020. Crossing over fan bases and genres from the post-punk, gothic, industrial, alternative and metal scenes, ‘Unicorn Bones’ opened many doors for the band as they started to reach the mainstream with articles and reviews in such high profile media outlets as Bass Magazine, WhiteLight/WhiteHeat, Post-Punk.com and many more.
BELLHEAD were recognized with some prestigious awards during the summer and fall months of the year; “Band of the Month for August” by Music Eternal and winner of September's “Artist of the Month” award from the esteemed Deli Magazine. Their songs were featured on several radio stations including Q101 Chicago with many stations keeping BELLHEAD in constant rotation. BELLHEAD also worked with two very talented directors; John Weaver and Scott Fedor (who has also worked on multiple MCU films) for music videos in support of their releases. The “Unicorn Bones” video quickly garnered over 1,000 views in just two weeks time, while their cover of the Bauhaus fan favorite “Sanity Assassin” debuted on the highly respected White Light/White Heat website.
BELLHEAD completed a remix of their own song "Knife" for