Since before she could speak, Delaney Hafener has found the best way for her to communicate is through music. She began singing Gram Parsons and Neil Young with her dad, and at the age of 12 started learning guitar and writing her first songs.
At 17 she founded indie-folk band Pandafan and found some regional success with the group. Based mostly in NYC they’ve played in venues such as Mercury Lounge, Cafe Lena, The Bug Jar, Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Suffolk Theater, Guild Hall, and many others.
Now 23, Delaney is working under the name The Belle Curves with a rotating group of musicians, drawing on influences from The Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers to The White Stripes and Maggie Rogers.
The Belle Curves’ sound is akin to bands such as The Decemberists and Brandi Carlile, with Hafener’s unique vocal harmonies adding a layer of depth to the recordings.
“Greener,” the first single, will come out on March 8.
“Greener” premiered on Americana Highways a week ahead of it’s official release.
A solo acoustic version of a currently-untitled original, performed on the East End of Long Island.