December 8, 2021


The travel folks

Delights celebrates record label signing and headline gig

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THE potential of a band born in the hallways of a Cheshire higher education appears to be dazzling immediately after currently being signed to a report label – and with a headline display at Gorilla Manchester coming up.

Delights, now dependent in Manchester, is a 4-piece guitar band shaped in Northwich in 2017.

Adam Maxwell (vocals), Ben Kirkland (bass guitar) and Ben Squires (direct guitar) enlisted Leo Willis (drums) even though at Sir John Dean’s Sixth Type College or university, releasing their initial demos soon immediately after.

The upcoming yr noticed the band launch a quantity of singles as they began to attract a expanding following to their reveals all around the country, embarking on numerous Uk excursions.

Delights continued to launch singles, and most not too long ago the observe ‘Utopia’ earlier this yr.

Pursuing a operate of sold-out headline shows, including Manchester’s legendary venue The Deaf Institute, the band is now pushing forward publish-lockdown to get again on stage the place they belong.

Ben from the band said: “We’ve just been signed to Liverpool-based mostly report label Fashionable Sky so that is a significant milestone for us.

“The 4 of us are all at university jointly in Manchester so we live alongside one another and throughout the lockdowns we established up our personal follow place in one particular of our bedrooms.

“Lockdown definitely transformed the way we write music, I feel that’s down to us all residing together in the course of.

“Just before, one particular human being would publish a track at household and then we would all pay attention to it and make modifications.

“Currently being able to stay alongside one another, we were being able to create in the second all jointly, it wasn’t just one particular particular person.

“The future songs we have acquired are all various sub genres, but I guess it all arrives under the indie tunes style.

“We attempt not to be just a single audio, we’ve received quite a wide variety of songs and we’re hoping not to be just accomplishing the very same thing.”

Knutsford Guardian:

Delights draws its inspirations from an eclectic catalogue of new music, like traditional rock, funk and a lot more contemporary audio, and has amassed 750,000 streams to date, getting them help from Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ and ‘Fresh Finds’ playlists.

The band has by now played in Sheffield and Manchester due to the fact the place has slowly but surely began to get back again to standard this 12 months.

“We were being certainly additional anxious for the gig in Sheffield immediately after so prolonged,” Ben described.

“But possessing experienced that one, we weren’t too anxious for the Manchester one and it just felt good to be again in a significant place comprehensive of persons again.

Delights’ headline present at Gorilla Manchester is using spot on August 20 – check out for additional information.

Tickets can also be discovered at and isles/event/13552082/?affiliate=MG4.

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