Introducing - Delaire, The Liar
Let us introduce you to Delaire, The Liar - who for a two piece manage to make a fantastic loud racket, their new EP 'Not Punk Enough' has the melodies of Alexisonfire with the raw energy of the Mars Volta. It is fast paced and certainly exciting! We had a chat with the pair about the release and their plans for the band.
Where was the EP recorded? Are there any behind the scenes stories?
Ffin: We recorded down at The Ranch Production House just outside of Southampton with the absolute vibelord* that is Dom Wright (of Death By Shotgun fame). The Only BTS story of significance is that Joey is a serious Chef de CUISINE when it comes to using a hotplate and a microwave oven.
* Does vibelord sound like a dildo? Dom is not a dildo
What is the inspirations and concepts behind the tracks?
Ffin: The E.P explores a few different directions thematically (as to be expected because 5 tracks all abut self loathing would be pretty monotonous) 'Medicine' focuses on that feeling of new life when you finally feel ready to take a large, uncertain step, 'Witch Hunt' is trying to call out people who misdirect blame, spew racist and bigoted rhetoric to point angry fingers at voiceless scapegoats. And Guilt & Recourse is about how a mistake can be pivotal to how you interact with others for a long time, and how you move forward whilst still acknowledging the wrong doing.
How would you describe your sound to someone who hadn't listen to you before?
Joey: People have been comparing us to old At The Drive In, mainly due to Ffin’s vocal style, and I’m a bit of a trashy drummer - so with that in mind I’d say we sound a bit like Cedric Bixler-Zavala fighting one of those one-man-band guys you see on Blackpool promenade.
What are you plans for the next few months? Which bit are you looking forward to the most?
Joey: The focus right now is on shows. We want to get in front of as many people as we can, both in the UK and further out in to mainland Europe. What I’m most excited about though is looking towards our next release. It feels like with ‘Not Punk Enough’ we’ve introduced ourselves, and now it’s time to show everyone what we’re really about.
Feature by Ant Adams