Making Noise

Making Noise: The Belair Lip Bombs

With their plans in 2020 rudely interrupted by the pandemic, The Belair Lip Bombs have roared back in 2023 with a series of killer indie-pop tracks and their debut album Lush Life. With playlist backing and strong, fast early-follower growth, they’re looking like one of the hotter new artists out there right now.

The rush of editorial playlist backing for this Melbourne band is particularly impressive, especially for a newer artist.

In the space of only a few months, the rush of preview tracks from the just-released LP saw the last three of them make it onto Spotify’s New Music Friday AU & NZ, as well as repeat appearances on Local Noise, Fresh Finds AU & NZ, and Indie Arrivals. They don’t always agree, but Triple J support also showed up from Home & Hosed and Unearthed‘s playlists. Domestic La La’s influential tastemaker playlist Tuna Tuesday has also backed them well.

Looking back over just those few months, The Belair Lip Bombs grew their all-important Spotify followers by just over 20%, currently sitting at the other side of a 3k following. The speed and consistency of that growth puts them in an interesting spot, with strong momentum behind them.

A short tour starting in September will hopefully capitalise on this new audience – and there’s even a tantalising gap in their mid-Oct schedule that might be open for a SXSW slot – but with this sort of rapid, green-shoots growth alongside a track record of strong, major editorial playlist support, they’re looking like an attractive bet to be one of the hotter acts of 2024.


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