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 24, 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 Brandi Carlile, The Wild Reeds, and The Jayhawks.
"Delaney Hafener is a singer-songwriter who writes and performs songs as The Belle Curves. Her songwriting is structurally reminiscent of a classic Country sound though the presentation feels more akin to the New York anti-folk scene. Lyrically, though, every song is just absolutely brutal. If Dar Williams and Stephin Merritt started a Woody Guthrie inspired band, it would be something like The Belle Curves." - Country Queer
"... the album opener, “Bumper Stickers,” takes quite a few clever swipes at Trump’s America– and there is also an appealing range of instruments that accompanies those themes. Check out the soothing strings on “Enough,” the upbeat guitar and drum-playing on “Fuel on Fire,” and so much more. 2020 may not have been conceived in 2020, but it’s a record that can be enjoyed and that speaks to the times this year incredibly well." - Atwood Magazine