Delays release their fourth album 'Star Tiger, Star Ariel' on 21stJune 2010, through Lookout Mountain Records, preceded by the debut single 'Unsung' on 14th June.
British indie rock band Delays debut album 'Faded Seaside Glamour' was released on Rough Trade Records in 2004, and became one of the most critically acclaimed records of that year. "First band in a decade to lay serious claim to the Stone Roses throne" (The Guardian), "Heavenly pop glory" (Q). Second album 'You See Colours' came out in 2006, and saw Delays firmly established on the British music scene. "Shimmering popperfection" (Q), "Delays soar above." (NME), "You won't hear a better album all year" (The Sun). 'Everything's The Rush', released through Fiction Records in 2008, took the bands sound in a grander, more cinematic direction, uniting them with legendary producer Youth. Although critically acclaimed - "Pop song mastery uniquely honed to perfection" (The Fly), "This album dazzles with wide-eyed wonder" (NME), "Glistening Pop" (Q)
Determined to strip their sound back, the band found inspiration in their hometown of Southampton and it's melancholic history. Written as a soundtrack to late night drives through the New Forest and sunrise at the docks, 'Star Tiger Star Ariel' truly reflects the bands depth, ambition and integrity.
Delays play their first live show at London's Camden Crawl, at The Cuban Bar on 2nd May, followed by a date with Doves in Folkestone on 4th May and a special 16 date UK club tour throughout May and June. Full schedule below:
2nd May - The Cuban Bar, London (Camden Crawl)
4th May - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone (supporting Doves)
17th May - Joiners, Southampton
18th May - Duchess, York
19th May - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
20th May - Doghouse, Dundee
22nd May - Sumo, Leicester
23rd May - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
25th May - Arc, Stockton
28th May - Louisiana, Bristol
29th May - Kasbah, Coventry
30th May - Academy, Oxford
1st June - Bodega, Nottingham
3rd June - Water Rats, London
4th June - Water Rats, London
5th June - Forum, Hatfield
7th June - Arts Centre, Norwich
8th June - Haymaker, Cambridge
The band are also giving away the opening track from the album "Find A Home (New Forest Shaker)" via their official website http://www.thedelays.co.uk/
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