Stoke-On-Trent via Manchester indie quartet Delamere have returned with new single ‘Kill It’, in which the band goes straight for the heart.
In a song that’s lavishly diverse, the quartet shy away from nothing, using needle sharp guitar lines and brooding synths to great effect, whilst still maintaining their indie quirks. The song, though arguably lacking the grit of some of their previous material, is their most catchy yet, and has an undeniable feeling of tension and release; the verses build a brooding sense of urgency, and the choruses provide a cathartic relief.
The strength and clarity of the vocal is excellent too, as is the way in which the track opens up with falsetto in the chorus. It’s refreshing to see a band pushing themselves to use the full range of available instrumentation, as so many often refuse to stray from the narrow, formulaic path of a band setup. In particular, the stutter and click of industrial drums throughout the track works well in maintaining the aforementioned tension.
If it’s comparison you seek, think M83 crossed with Catfish And The Bottlemen, but Delamere certainly stand tall on their own. Go check out ‘Kill It’, it’s an uplifting, synthy joy ride.
‘Kill It’ is out now on Scruff of the Neck Records. Buy it on iTunes here.