Wednesday 2 November 2011

...Minor Delilah!

I've been off for a week or so recharging my blogging batteries, but now I'm back to introduce you to a cracking new Lanarkshire band, Minor Delilah.   The band features Nick Scroggie (vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming), Paul Whyte (guitars) and Jamie McGregor (bass).  What started off as a project for their music course at college, has quickly grown legs, and this week, the guys have leaked all four tracks from their debut EP online.  They're all over on their SoundCloud, but here's my personal favourite Needles In The Hay.

I spoke to Nick (who you may also know from being in Annie Stevenson).  Here's what he had to say...

Kowalskiy:  Who Are Minor Delilah?
Nick:  Minor Delilah got together when myself and the guys met up at Motherwell college studying a music course. We started jamming together not really thinking much of it as we were all in other bands at the time, but as we kept going we decided we could take more seriously and write together. One of the first songs we had written was actually for a task at college. We had to write a piece of music incorporating an unusual instrument . We decided on using a Kalimba which you hold and play play like a Game Boy and we wrote the song "When I Know You Care" from that. Once we left college and put all our energy into writing enough songs so we could gig and get out there playing.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Nick:  Its always tricky to describe the sound of your own stuff but Id say we have a kind of Coldplay vibe about us. We like to make big sounds with our songs and experiment with dynamics. ranging from chilled out acoustic to big and loud, light and shade sort of stuff. We love bands and artists like Pink Floyd, Beck, Kings Of Leon, Snow Patrol and I feel a lot of that shines through our music.

Kowalskiy:  PLUG AWAY!!!
Nick:  We have just currently recorded our first EP which you can hear on our Facebook band page. It will be available to buy soon off of iTunes and sites like that. At the moment we don't have any gigs lined up as we are on the look out for a drummer so if anyone's interested that's reading this don't hesitate to get in touch.

Kowalskiy:  What can we expect from Minor Delilah in the future?
Nick:  We are writing away but as soon as we find the right guy to hit the skins we will be gigging like crazy. Once everything in place we hope to create a following through our music and gigs and possibly attract attention from record labels and the like. We are very pleased with our EP and will continue to push our music as much as we can.

So keep your eyes peeled for any upcoming gigs and for news on the release of the EP.  In the meantime, you can get yourself a free download of one of the EP tracks if you sign up to their mailing list over on their Facebook. And, if you're any good with the sticks and fancy it, get in touch with the band!

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