FM PREMIERE: bellhoss’ ‘Better Now’ delivers a powerful blend of folk and DIY punk

“I felt emotionally nauseous until I wrote this song/ I feel…better now that it’s out in the world.”
28 July 2023

bellhoss was born in 2017 thanks to the brilliant mind of Becky Hostetler. She got the idea when she moved from sunny SoCal to Denver, Colorado.

Hostetler started out as a solo artist, but in the end she decided to team up with other super talented musicians, bands and producers. After some experimenting, she finally found the perfect lineup for her live performances – Neil McCormick on bass, Michael Everett on drums, Nirantha Balogopal on lead guitar, and Sarah Ault providing awesome backing vocals.

Check out their new single Better Now . In the music video that comes with the song, you’ll see the band jamming out near a reservoir. And in the catchy chorus, Hostetler is calling out to someone who used to be a really good friend. “I miss you, I miss what we used to do, I’m so confused.” 

The Denver indie band’s new single has got this lush mix of folk and DIY punk vibes that It gives you a taste of their unique and eclectic sound. Their music is kind of like Waxahatchee, ALVVAYS, and Soccer Mommy.

Better Now is a kickass song that’s all about standing up for yourself. It’s got some killer harmonies, guitar riffs that’ll stick in your head, and basslines that bring the energy. And let’s not forget about Becky Hostetler‘s incredible vocals – they really shine on this track!

Becky Hostetler explains: “I felt emotionally nauseous until I wrote this song/ I feel…better now that it’s out in the world.” 

bellhoss has dropped two EPs before – Geraniums in 2019 and Hiding in 2021. These releases got some major love from the press and they even had the chance to perform live on PBS.

The band has been all over the western US, from Phoenix to LA and even Honolulu. They’ve shared the stage with some awesome bands like Ratboys, Post Animal, Girlpool, and Stef Chura – just to name a few.

Bellhoss have a bunch of awesome shows lined up and are even working on a brand spanking new EP.

This is going to be a thrilling year for them, without a doubt.

Photo by Meesh Deyden