Although not strictly in the shoegazing scene, The Belltower are always associated with the genre. They were American, their music was upbeat and you could make out the vocals. So you can see why the jury’s out if they are shoegazers. I was fortunate enough to see them in the Chapterhouse, Five Thirty and The Belltower tour. In the excitement of the evening I couldn’t remember much about them. Only later on after getting the album I really appreciated them.
Popdropper is their only album and it thankfully showcases what The Belltower is all about. It is mainly
based around the talented vocals of Britta Phillips. Britta was the singing voice over of holographic cartoon female vocalist Jem which appeared in a cartoon series in 1985. I do get transported back to 1985 in songs like Slipstream because she sounds so Kim Wilde.
Outshine The Sun
Eyes On The Time