Brighton’s Delta Sleep are today pleased to reveal ‘Spy Turtles’ – the second new track taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Twin Galaxies’ which will be released on 15th June via Big Scary Monsters Recording Company.
This latest track is a marked departure from their usual strain of math rock and takes a much more electronic-inspired approach, evoking a beautiful minimalist underwater soundscape that ties in with the nautical themes that are stitched through the new record, but still retains the magic that makes Delta Sleep such an enticing prospect.
“Spy Turtles started out as an intro to Spy Dolphin, the next song on the album,”comments front man Devin Yüceil “We used the same chord progressions but played them on a pulsating underwater sounding keyboard. I brought the demo to my excellent producer / housemate Jack Lucas Dolan, and the song took a life of its own once we added the vocals and subtle percussive cues. Lyrically it’s a segment in the story where the main protagonist wakes up to find his room being flooded. He grabs his old scuba kit and dives into the water, eventually watching his house crumble to the bottom of the sea.”
What started as an earnest foray into pushing the boundaries of fledgling math-rock has morphed into something much more for Delta Sleep. Now demonstrating a command of structure, melody and intellectually charged song-writing, the new material is powered by Yüceil’s articulate and guttural vocal and whose insightful and emotionally astute lyrics bring a new level of depth to the band.
Typical of their trademark sound, on the new album the band are driven by a desire to write playful, original, and forward-thinking music. Self-taught and honest musicians, they create songs that are as complex as they are catchy, combining guitar driven melodies over jazz influenced grooves, all topped with thought provoking and emotional vocals.
Once described by a wise old man as an “enchanted battle between At The Drive-In and Mogwai for the city of Faraquet in the land of Radiohead” their live show is a force to be reckoned with – intense, captivating and extremely tight, they win over their audience at every turn.
Following early support from Clash Magazine, Rock Sound, Noisey, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, the band will appear at Handmade Festival, Truck Festival and ArcTanGent Festival this summer with more live dates to be announced.
The record will be available in two variants of heavyweight vinyl; plain black, or yellow with orange haze (limited to 100) – preorders are available here.
UK Album Launch Tour & Festival Dates:
29th May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
4th June – Old Blue Last, London
5th June – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
6th June – Bumper, Liverpool
7th June – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
18th July – Truck Festival, Oxford
22nd Aug – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
GLEN – Banjo of Terror + Power Claps
DEVIN – Axe of Doom + Cries of Fury
DAVE – Hardly anything… so lazy
BLAKE – Membranes of Ecstasy