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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the Delays - Lemon Grove

the Delays are an English indie band formed in Southampton, consisting of brothers Greg and Aaron Gilbert, Colin Fox and Rowly. Likened to the Cocteau Twins and noted for the lead vocalist's falsetto, they have recorded three albums to date, all receiving warm critical response, and modest chart success.
The band were originally formed under the name Corky, where they were heavily influenced by British bands, Manic Street Preachers and The La's. The original line-up consisted of Greg, drummer Rowly, bassist Colin and lead guitarist Dan Hall, who left before Greg's brother Aaron was invited to join.
Under the name Idoru, they were signed on Blanco y Negro records and released one EP with the label, Safety in Numbers EP, in November 2001. They changed to their present name before signing for Rough Trade records, under which they released their debut album Faded Seaside Glamour in April 2004, and immediately broke into the top 20 albums in the U.K. album chart. On the back of support slots of popular bands such as Franz Ferdinand and the Manic Street Preachers - whom they cite as influences, as well as their own worldwide tours, all of the band's singles have reached the UK Top 40 since their second single "Hey Girl" in July 2003.
The second album You See Colours was released in March 2006, and saw a breakthrough when their songs began being used as backing music on the football highlights show Match of the Day, and also commercially; "Long Time Coming" was utilised for a national campaign advertising broadband in the UK, and to advertise jewellery in the USA. The band were invited to play most of the major British festivals in the summer of 2006, and in May of that year, they also parted ways with Rough Trade by mutual consent, and signed with Fiction / Polydor in December. The music video for "Valentine" received regular play on MTV, and also gave them their first appearance on the popular Top of the Pops programme on the BBC.
After being dropped by Rough Trade Records, they were shortly picked up by another record label, Fiction Records. This was seen as a step into the mainstream crowd, as Fiction is also the label for many popular bands such as the Irish indie band Snow Patrol.
Their debut release on Fiction, Everything's the Rush was released in May 2008, and was recorded over a 20-day period in Spain. The first single to be released from the album was "Hooray". This was preceded by an EP, Love Made Visible, released in November 2007.
"Keep It Simple" was the next single released from Everything's the Rush. The video for the single stars Ewen Macintosh who played Keith in The Office.
In October 2008 Delays released the Lost Tunes, an EP of assorted covers, for digital download sale.


The Delays - Exeter Lemon Grove 07-01-04


SOURCEFMSOUND QUALITYA FORMATMp3 BITRATE2256 TRACKS #7 
LOCATION / VENUEExeter Lemon Grove DATE2003
NOTES: From Xfm live hour old tape!!!

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