BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT
Explosive live sounds from a dynamite band, this outfit pack a mighty punch with a heady mix of garage rock and psychedelia.
Formed in 2010 by Matt Burr and Dom Abbott and with heavy rhythm and a crushing beat, The Black Delta Movement’s swathes of sound and texture wash over you providing a vibrant soundscape taking you right back to early Stooges, MC5 and Sonics.
To witness a Black Delta Movement concert is less a performance and more a spiritual affair, wrapping crowds within their plated gown of volume, depth and incessant groove, the group do not ask for your attention but command it and you can do nothing but fall at their feet. Their music draws eclectically from contemporary artists and those of yesteryear from both sides of the pond, confidently ranging from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels and The Small Faces. It’s abrasive, raucous and rattles you down to your bones.
In an age when genres such as garage-rock can be loosely applied to a vast malaise of mediocre musicians, each being about as easily disposable as an empty pack of cigarettes, The Black Delta Movement are here to put the danger, potency and threat back into the genre. Their tireless work ethic that has existed since their debut performance at Hull’s Freedom Festival in 2010 has seen them strut their stuff up and down the country and through to Russia and Ireland, now garnering slots with such esteemed musicians as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Little Barrie, Alabama 3, Drenge, Steve Craddock, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Stranglers.
They have recorded an extensive list of EPs and singles over the years, each one demonstrating a different period in their time as a band; the sounds range from the far-flung psychedelia of 2011’s Peach Flavoured Hand Grenade through to the garage stomp of 2016’s Seven Circles via the darkness of Ghost Dance and Lavender House along the way. Soaring riffs loom over like fighter jets whilst pummelling rhythm sections possess the potential to bring down the Colosseum of Rome.
The band has recently recorded their first album ‘Preservation’ with Mike Burnham for a spring release and with major plans for the next twelve months. UK and European tours on the horizon in what promises to be an exciting 2018
Previous releases have gained the interest of Liz Kershaw (6Music), Steve Lamacq (6Music), Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ), James Meynell (Soho Radio), Hugh Stevens (Radio 1)and have been played on KCRW.
Recent successful shows in Moscow led to the band being approached by Russian producer, Ilya Mazaev, who, having seen their live act, asked if he could record the band. This resulted in a recording, Medusa, which was released in March.
The Black Delta Movement have built a solid reputation as a live act and recently completed a successful European Tour, travelling over 6,500 miles and visiting 8 countries.
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