Back with their first full album since 2010’s Black Lightning , punk, rock, funk and soul mixers The BellRays come to Manchester’s Soup Kitchen next week.

The band has recently released their new album Volume Two (out 2 February), the follow on from their four-track teaser EP Volume One.

The BellRays strip down to the meat of what music means to them. Growing up in SoCal, they thrived on radio channels that broadcast more than once one kind of music. It was a party. ‘Punk Funk Rock Soul’ is their party with their songs and friends.

“We take our ear where our heart lives in simple song writing, making ourselves and hopefully all who hear it feel good,” explains singer Lisa Kekaula. “We are proud of its simplicity and love how the new songs sound like old friends. This release is a collection of songs that illustrates why we do what we do. We are not 20 year olds and that’s okay. We are proud of our mileage and journey and PUNK FUNK ROCK SOUL validates our comfort in what music means to us. Viability, trend and meaning are up to the eye of the beholder…we like to rock.”

With ever changing acoustic dynamics, The BellRays shift and change between rock and pop, punk and funk; heavy to rhythmical; melodic to rhythmic.

Where and when do The BellRays play in Manchester?

The BellRays headline at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on Friday 9 March 2018.