Drenched in the sonic dirt of their forefathers, The Black Delta Movement preserve the grittiness and beauty of #indie with their new album ‘Preservation’. Thick with wayward chord progressions that fit neatly under the droning yet harmonic vocals piled onto a solid rhythm section, The Black Delta Movement breathe new life into what I call the alternative to alternative.

'Preservation' cover.
‘Preservation’ cover.

About The 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 is 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.

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Their latest offering, a cover of Kim Fowley’s ‘The Trip’ has seen them paint an original with their signature captivating groove, making the song become their own and a staple point of live sets. The last Seven Circles EP recorded at Magic Garden Studio with Gavin Monaghan (Ocean Colour Scene, Editors) gives a taste of what we can expect from the band, as we wait for the latest EP to be recorded. It is sure to knock you over, watch you struggle and simply carry on with the same ferocity whilst you look around in a daze.

Fresh from a successful UK and European Tour, travelling over 6,500 miles and visiting 8 countries, The Black Delta Movement came full circle and returned to headline their own sold-out show, it was a fitting sign off for that chapter of their story and now they sit gritting their teeth with the wide-eyed anticipation of wolves, waiting to see what 2017 will bring. With exciting projects on the horizon – talks of a new single two possible albums and tours in the UK and abroad, there look to be exciting times ahead. The band was due to tour with Little Barrie in September until the untimely death of the brilliant Virgil Howe on the eve of the tour.

2018 will welcome the bands first album, ‘Preservation’ recorded in London with Little Barrie collaborator Mike Burnham and mastered by Pete Mayer. UK and European tours beckon in what will be an exciting year for the band.

SOURCE: Official Bio