On this page we look at sightings of BTT in the music press and blogs. As of 1/19/2022 new appearances on radio and streaming playlists will appear on the BTT Facebook page (link at the bottom of this page.) Playlist items on this page will be deleted as they expire. Items have just begun to appear in these spheres; check this page often for updates. Help us, and our helpers, by visiting and sharing the links below liberally on social media and with friends.
"4/5. Belling the Tiger have made a promising debut album for sure, showcasing a versatile yet accessible approach to the art of creating progressive rock."--Olav Martin Bjørnsen for Progressor
March 12, 2022: We have a new album review of Lost to report. This one comes from Progressor.net reviewer Olav Martin Bjørnsen in Norway. Olav is connected with several European prog institutions, so we hope to see this coverage spill over to some of those other outlets as well. A big thank you to Olav and Progressor.net!
"Overall, Belling The Tiger have achieved, with their first offering, what many bands fail to achieve after many attempts. It is powerful yet refined; emotional yet evocative...The playing is very tight, the production very clear and precise...(7/10)"--Greg Cummins, DPRP.
Another album review of BTT's LOST has surfaced, this time it's one we've been anticipating for a while. Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, aka DPRP, has published a nice lengthy review on their website, and we are happy to share the news! Getting our CD to the reviewer in Australia included an unpleasant surprise but the DPRP team were very gracious and wrote about this in the opening section of their feature. Thanks to Greg and also to Jan Buddenberg at DPRP for their kind support of Belling The Tiger!
"With my DPRP colleague taking many of my views I find the early Galahad-likeness quite appealing and rewarding. A solid neo-progressive rock effort worth checking out! (8/10)"--Jan Buddenberg, DPRP.
The above-mentioned review was originally supposed to have been co-written by Greg Cummins and DPRP boss Jan Buddenberg. For various reasons, Jan was not able to participate in writing the review, but he was kind enough to pass along this quote for us to share with our audience anyway. Thanks again, guys!
"This new CD is intriguing.... it all merges into something that's unique and interesting from start to finish."--Gary Hill, Music Street Journal.
Another review of LOST appeared on January 28, 2022, this time from reviewer Gary Hill on his long-established website Music Street Journal. The review comes in the 24th Anniversary issue of this online publication which is also available in book form. We're very happy to be covered by this esteemed music journalist!
"LOST is a magnificent test spin, and with its unstoppable casting, Belling The Tiger could become a sure bet." --Plus PROG de Vous on FB (translated from French)
We were late to notice this review of LOST by this very active group on FB. It posted on December 30, 2021. We're not sure how they came across our record, but we appreciate the coverage. Merci!
"Just imagine ‘Brave’-era Marillion in the same recording space with ‘Promised Land’-era Queensrÿche & Eloy waiting for them to end! But wait, this is Belling The Tiger from their recently released concept album ‘LOST’!" --Christos Doukakis, Last Day Deaf.com
We just love the quote above from Christos in his latest entry at LDD featuring BTT with the track Lost part 5! Christos knows music!
February 13, 2022, LDD has featured BTT again, this time in a lengthy interview with the full band! Thanks to Last Day Deaf for their continued support!
"[Insensate is a] melodic progressive rock bitter anthem dealing with depression and unmissable for fans of Marillion..."
February 26, 2022, BTT's song Insensate was included in the latest edition of their regular feature Ready To Be Your Soundtrack, from where the above quote comes. Thanks as always to Christos and LDD for all the coverage given to BTT on their pages.
"Belling The Tiger...offers Progressive Rock with Experimental traits..." "Here...the ideas [are] interesting with tempo changes and an elaborate structure in continuous change..." --Jacopo Vigezzi, Progressive Rock Journal
December 20, 2021: Prog journalist Jacopo Vigezzi published the first full length album review of LOST on the Italian website Progressive Rock Journal. Thanks to Jacopo and PRJ for our first full album feature in the prog rock press!
March 9, 2022: PRJ has published a new interview with BTT on their webzine! We enjoy doing interviews, so we were happy when Jacopo reached out to do this. A big thank you to Jacopo Vigezzi and PRJ for the continued support!
"8 / 10. Belling The Tiger explore the outer reaches of classic progressive rock on Bleak...they throw the kitchen sink at a defenceless [sic] audience...testing the singer through registers that would leave many breathless. And, most interestingly, they seem to have musical ideas to spare." --Eduard Banulescu, Alt77
December 17, 2021: Alt77 has placed Bleak on his Best of November, 2021 list on Spotify. The list contains just 10 songs and places Bleak at position number 3. Thank you for your confidence in Belling The Tiger, Eduard!
"LOST... features great arrangements and melodies, and refers to the style's golden days." --Leandro Vianna
On December 1st, Leandro Vianna, writer for popular Brazilian rock website Roadie Metal, wrote up a notice announcing the release of Lost, giving special attention and links to I Have No Heart, Shine On, and Mental Blindness. Watch Roadie Metal's site for more coverage of BTT in the future.
December 3, 2021: Roadie Metal has added another BTT notice and link to their site promoting the song Larger Concern.
"In “Bleak”, the American band delivers first-rate Progressive Rock, showing a lot of technique and daring without giving up on musicality."
December 10, 2021: Roadie Metal again featured BTT in a notice and link for Insensate. This write-up quotes Michael's notes for the song from Bandcamp.
December 19, 2021: Roadie Metal has continued their strong support for the band by adding this announcement for Lost part 1 on their site. You can also check out Roadie Metal on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They cover an impressive amount of music!
January 1, 2022, Brazil music blog Rock Blues Brasil featured a write up BTT with a link for Bleak on their website. We are happy to continue to receive steady support from the Brasilian rock press.
January 13, 2022, Spotify playlister Winston0586 added BTT's I Have No Heart to their Alternative & Progressive Rock playlist. This list just over 3 hours long and appears to change rather slowly. Thanks Winston!
January 1, 2022, US playlister New Age Music Planet added Bleak to their Spotify playlist Progressive Rock Music--Old and New. The list is a mix of new and classic prog rock favorites.
"...absolutely brilliant...great performance across the board."
December 18, 2021: Music Victory added Shine On to their Soft Rock playlist. Thanks again!
January 14, 2022: Music Victory added I Have No Heart to the top of their Music Victory Progressive Rock playlist.
Watch this space for more coverage of Belling The Tiger in the days to come!