Ex-Belly Leader Completes Solo Album

On her own.

Ex-Belly leader, ex-Breeder, and former Throwing Muse Tanya

Donelly has finished recording her first solo album. The as yet untitled disc

is set for a September release. Donelly produced the album herself along with

Gary Smith (Juliana Hatfield) and Wally Gagel. Recording at Fort Apache Studios

in Cambridge, Massachusetts wrapped up last month.

Although the final track

listing has not been decided, a source with Donelly's management says the album

will include 12 songs, all Donelly originals.

Three drummers accompanied

her on the disc: Dave Lovering, David Narcizo (from Throwing Muses), and Stacy

Jones (ex-Letters to Cleo, now of Veruca Salt). Dean Fisher (Juliana Hatfield)

played bass. Studio musician Rich Gilbert assisted on guitar, but the lion's of

the album's guitar work was handled by Donelly herself.

The management

source declined to comment on the sound of the new album, other than to say

that it sounds similar to the Sliding And Diving EP that Donelly

released last November on Britain's 4AD Records. That disc contains four

songs--"Bum," "Restless," "Human," and "Swoon"--two of which are likely to

appear on the full album.