Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:30

The Delta Riggs Tickets

After making their mark at Bigsound earlier this month, Melbourne’s The Delta Riggs are once more living out of a suitcase as they travel around this big, burnt landscape.

Rolling Stone labelled their debut LP, ‘Hex.Lover.Killer’, ‘as captivating as Mick Jagger’s codpiece’.

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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 04:48

The Delta Riggs: Freedom Lovers

The Delta Riggs have announced the release of their debut LP, ‘Hex.Lover.Killer’, which will coincide with their upcoming national tour.

After a satisfying lamb sandwich, bass player and vocalist Michael ‘Monte’ Tramonte says it was the freedom that made producing their latest album so enjoyable.

“It was just the freedom of being able to create and experiment with sound, not having someone there telling you what to do, and we are really happy with how it turned out. Everything else we’ve ever done we’ve kind of rushed; it was two days to get everything done. But this time we had six days to record.”

Recording studios can become less than comfortable when spending large amounts of time with the same group of people. But Monte says adding a personal touch makes all the difference.

“We recorded out at The Grove, which is up in the Mangrove Mountains, so when there were times where it was getting too much, you could go for a walk outside along the shore or just jump into the ocean. We transformed the studio in a way so that it gave out a good vibe; we’ve got rugs and throws everywhere and little candles and incense and shrines.

“The actual recording space is really vibrant and captures a really good essence of what we’re about. Sometimes you’re so focused on concentrating and you’re working on a song and it just isn’t working so you go chill out for an hour and you’ll come back and have that instant creativity from the room that was already there. The creative process is always tough and gruelling, but it’s also really rewarding.”

Finding balance with sound isn’t the only thing The Delta Riggs have to manage; Monte says dealing with hangovers never gets easier.

“A lot of the time it’s harder than it sounds. You play these shows, then you get hammered, and then you have to get up and go somewhere the next day and that’s not always easy. Sometimes you can have two or three nights that are more chilled out and you’ll do the show and have a couple of drinks and call it a night, and other times you’ll get loose as. It’s really good.”

The Delta Riggs play Black Bear Lodge April 11 and The Beach Hotel, Byron, April 12. ‘Hex.Lover.Killer’ is released April 12.

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