In the world of rock, Bella Clava is a breath of fresh air. Returning to the roots of rock music with a classic, heavy sound, Bella Clava represents the unparalleled energy, charisma and spirit of dirty rock and roll. Hailing from Toronto, they have built a strong local following over the past few years with their explosive live shows which have garnered them both renown and notoriety in the Canadian rock scene. With this well-built and sturdy background, Bella Clava is now poised to infect the US with their unique brand of blues-tinged heavy rock with the release of their album Holy Crow.
Holy Crow, the band’s debut LP, builds upon the success of their two prior EPs, Cold Spell and The Craic. Produced by Canadian rock icon Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, C’mon, Tricky Woo, Cowboy Junkies), Holy Crow is a swirling, aggressive take on hard rock, drawing comparisons to artists as varied as The Black Keys, Deep Purple and Queens of the Stone Age.
With a classic yet fresh sound, Holy Crow is poised to propel Bella Clava towards the type of recognition this band is oh-so-worthy of.
Bella Clava recently toured the Midwest and Eastern US in anticipation of Holy Crow, hitting such notorious rock stomping grounds as Chicago and Detroit.
“The blistering grunge blasts and consuming vocals invade the room unequivocally, but in flashes…haunting medleys create dark mystic with added pop overlays and tuneful keyboard jolts that are enough to make any body ease with bliss…the Thunder Bay exports have a sound that strings you through a web of brutally honest tales. Witnessing their recent performance at the Central for the Toronto Independent Music Awards showcase, there was no doubting the band’s wow factor and sultry ambition.” —Toronto News 24