Bellevue Days captivate and soothe with softly building track ‘Let’s All Be Friends’. The quartet achieve an understated form of brilliance here, using the three and a half minute track to transport the listener all the way through from the hushed and mellow introduction to a bursting, near desperate sounding finish.
Let’s All Be Friends is not quite tame enough to be an indie anthem but is too delicately crafted to be punk, and in that happy medium Bellevue Days have managed to create the kind of sound which nestles itself right into the heart of the listener and draws out genuine emotion. Instead of following the pattern of subdued melancholy which the scene is rife with, Bellevue Days opt to create something deeper here, playing with a lot of ideas and sounds to make a track which is genuinely interesting to pass through. Bellevue Days have received plenty of critical acclaim for their quietly sophisticated take on alternative rock and Let’s Be Friends makes for a solid representation of why this is a band which should not be ignored.