Tanya Donelly recording new album with Belly, playing Boston with Kristin Hersh

Tanya Donelly, left, and Kristin Hersh

Tanya Donelly has announced plans to go into the studio with her reunited ’90s act Belly to record that band’s 22-years-in-the-making third album, and she’s also re-teaming with her former Throwing Muses bandmate (and step-sister) Kristin Hersh for a concert this fall in Boston.

Donelly and her Belly bandmates reunited last year for dates in the U.S. and the U.K., and have been promising new music. Now the group is looking to enter the studio in the coming weeks, with plans to release the follow-up to 1995’s King sometime in 2018. Plus, more shows are in the works.

Here’s the statement posted Friday on Belly’s website:

We very much appreciate all the patience regarding the new Belly material we’ve now promised several times! We really have been busy writing and demo’ing new songs since the conclusion of the reunion tour last year, and we’re happy to reveal that we’ll be going into the studio in just a couple of weeks with our old friend Paul Q. Kolderie working the knobs and faders. It is our hope that we’ll have a new Belly record ready for release sometime in 2018, and in the meantime we’re laying the ground-work for some touring to coincide!

In addition to re-teaming with Belly, Donelly also will play at least one show this fall with Hersh, with whom she formed Throwing Muses in the early ’80s while the two were still in high school. (Donelly ultimately left the Muses after forming the Breeders with the Pixies’ Kim Deal.)

Donelly and Hersh are performing at City Winery Boston on Oct. 28; tickets are now available via pre-sale. It’s not known if they’re planning to perform more shows together.

 

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