Delamere feel like a band on the up. So up, in fact, that a short stint listening to their blissful, anthemic indie-pop compositions is enough to induce mild vertigo. This is perhaps unsurprising, considering the lofty origins of some of their endorsements: Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and even Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea and Sky Sports’ Soccer AM.
Having just released their self-titled debut album Delamere (19th August) – a dynamic, ambitious record that makes full use of the indie playbook – to a raucous reception, 2016 looks like a year where the guitar-pop foursome will start making their first gargantuan strides into the alternative mainstream.
The band originally signed to their hosts Scruff of The Neck Records in 2014, a sharp-minded move that precluded their slots supporting the likes of Peace and Palma Violets. Their subsequent 2015 EP ‘Bright Young Things’ was a percussion-packed, yet otherworldly offering reminiscent the best of Two Door Cinema Club and a rockier Swim Deep, a catchy portent of what was to come from their debut.
Having recorded all of their material at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios (Blossoms) with Rich Turvey, Delamere proves to be an album as ambitious as alternative rock’s best and most creative souls. There’s definitely something exciting happening up here, although, a fear of great heights isn’t necessarily recommended.
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