Though Black Delta Movement have existed for about 5 years, their sound is fresh to the ears. Poetic lyrics and powerfully mesmerising instrumentals, they slip into a mash of sub-genres: psychedelic rock, indie, garage, blues. It’s what makes them stand out from the crowd, as well as drawing people in.
2014 has been a busy year for the band. Signed with Ruby Music, they released their four-track EP ‘Ghost Dance’ in December, and the year will come to a conclusion with their single launch of “The Trip”.
A cover of Kim Fowley’s hit, originally written and produced in 1965, this song describes a psychedelic experience. A fast-paced, guitar-lead track, which encompasses the highs and lows of the 1970s: just as you drift off into the blissful instrumental, Matt Burr’s vocals slice through the instruments like a knife made of glass – the devil twisting your mind.
Fowley was once described as “a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins of the mainstream.” This too reflects the charismatic Black Delta Movement, who produce a sound on the outskirts of the indie music spectrum, delivering a different performance with each song. Though there are clear similarities to the original track, this is still very much their own composition.
Advance tickets are £5, available from bandmembers with a limited amount at The Polar Bear. Doors open at 7:30, and an aftershow party will continue til 2am with a DIG Club Night/BDM DJ set.
An ideal way to let go after eating all those mince pies.