When you think of Psych Rock, you do not automatically think of the city of Hull, however The Black Delta Movement have been causing waves within this genre. The band have the approval of Anton Newcombe, founder and front-man, of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Which is praise indeed as BJM are widely recognised as the masters of Psych Rock and a huge influence of The Black Delta Movement. Over the years, the band have also earned approval from the likes Alan McGee (Creation Records) and Barrie Cadogan (Little Barrie/The The/Primal Scream).
The 6 Music-supported psych-rock outfit, have announced details of their debut album, Preservation, due out via Clubbed Thumb Records (distributed by Non Delux/Cargo Distribution) on August 3, 2018. As well as sharing news of the album’s release, the group are sharing the video for recent single, Butterfly.
Full of Scuzz and reverb, Butterfly is an epic, over 8 minute, swaggering track full of the best elements of Psychedelic Acid Rock, which is a real statement of intent prior to the release of Preservation. The video is full of acid trip imagery which perfectly compliments the ebb and flow of the single.
Recorded with producer, Mike Burnham (Fuzz Club Records, Holy Wave) at his Lovebuzz Studios, London, Preservation emerges as the segue between The Black Delta Movement’s early years, and where they are sonically propelling towards.
Speaking about Preservation, which ties together influences drawn from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thee Oh Sees and The Black Angels, frontman, guitarist and primary songwriter, Matt Burr says, “Preservation is literally preserving a series of songs that we felt really proud of that either never got recorded or we felt had grown over the years.”
Alongside sell out UK/EU tours and previous slots with the likes of Drenge, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Temples. The band will support the release of Preservation with a full UK tour throughout September and October. The dates are still to be confirmed.