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Delays
Faded Seaside Glamour
Rough Trade Records
www.thedelays.co.uk


If you thought dream pop was dead, think again. Melting and bending inspiration from The Hollies, The La's, The Beach Boys and of course, The Beatles, Delays create a wash of sound we haven't heard since The Sundays.

Delays are a Brit Pop quartet who rely heavily on luxurious harmonies that liquefy into a delicious cocktail of sound. Just below the cascading voices, the band blends strumming acoustic guitar along side experimental sounds akin to Radiohead's OK Computer era - however less robotic and more user-friendly. Greg Gilbert croons his way through each track with his unusually high falsetto. Lyrically introspective, Delays compose heartbreaking songs of loves lost and missed opportunities. Tracks such as "You Wear The Sun" and "Hey Girl" are pop inclined with a sunny disposition whereas "Bedroom Scene" and "Stay Where You Are" are haunting and reflective.

Even though the band wears their influences like a badge of honor, the Delays' Faded Seaside Glamour stands on its own merits as highly innovative and extremely fresh.

-Tony Engelhart

Track Listing:

1. Wanderlust
2. Nearer Than Heaven
3. Long Time Coming
4. Bedroom Scene
5. No Ending
6. You Wear The Sun
7. Hey Girl
8. Stay Where You Are
9. There's Water Here
10. Satellites Lost
11. One Night Away
12. On


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