With Delamere’s festival season all wrapped up, new single ‘Heart‘ is set to provide one last dose of shimmering Summer sun ahead of their UK Tour dates this Autumn.
Though they formed in the Midlands, Stoke’s Delamere are a band met with open arms anywhere they go. Adopted by Manchester via label Scruff of The Neck Records, welcomed by Sheffield and recently, even that there London has got in on the act. Having spent a Summer playing various festivals across the UK, most notable of which saw them play every date of Dot to Dot, the band are now looking ahead to the inevitable first album. Before that however, still riding high on the praise that was heaped on their Bright Young Things EP earlier this year, Delamere have rerecorded one of their earliest releases in order to whet appetites just a little more.
More polished than its original iteration, ‘Heart’ sees the return of the band’s emphatic percussion, bringing with it swathes of optimistic synths, rumbling bass and singer James Fitchford’s fraught vocal delivery. Where previous singles, ‘Bright Young Things’, ‘Headstrong’ and ‘Do You Want Me’ all offered up a moodier, more frenetic side to Delamere, hinting at both a more electronically-driven direction and a more subdued introspective approach to their lyricism. Following on from those, ‘Heart’ feels more like a cathartic release; its vast chorus providing a rich landscape that’s difficult not to revisit.
With the likes of Artrocker, Louder Than War and Backseat Mafia all championing the band for bigger things, it’s the perfect track to see where Delamere have been, and more importantly, to see exactly where they are today.
10th – Manchester – Academy 3 – [ ‘Heart’ Single Launch Party ] 14th – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge 15th – London – The Black Heart 16th – Liverpool – The Magnet 21st – Leeds – Oporto 23rd – Sheffield – The Rocking Chair 25th – Bristol – Start The Bus w/ Alex Vargas
6th – Preston – The Ferret 14th – Nottingham – Bodega