Naarm/Melbourne-based rock luminaries The Delta Riggs have just unveiled their enchanting new cut Solutions – produced by Alex Markwell (Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Stellie) and the band, and mixed by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey).
Solutions is three minutes of glorious rock and roll bliss, inspiring sun-soaked imagery of afternoons with family and friends. An irresistible atmosphere is created through alluring piano, echoing gang vocals and fuzz-laden guitar leads, setting the stage for lead singer Elliot Hammond‘s storytelling nous to shine, somewhat reminiscent of Australian songsmiths like Paul Kelly.
The band talk about the inspiration behind Solutions: “Taking from our experiences in life, as well as that of friends and strangers alike, instead of just seeing the negatives, we wanted to write about finding the positives in situations. Finding a solution through banding together with friends, lovers, family or strangers you’re yet to meet, lifting each other up and sharing the weight together.“
After releasing their fourth studio album ‘Modern Pressure’ in 2019, The Delta Riggs were poised and ready to set up for a massive 2020, with the album’s lead single Fake That being added to high rotation on triple j. They also completed a sold-out arena tour of New Zealand and supported Billy Idol around Australia.
When the pandemic hit, band members continued to remain active, working across various projects, including Hayley Mary and Allday‘s recordings, alongside their good friend and ARIA award-nominated producer, Scott Horscroft. They also launched solo projects, collaborated with Dope Lemon, Gold Fang, and Dante Knows, and performed live as session musicians with Hayley Mary and Dan Sultan.
As the world started to return to some normality, the group headed back into the studio to begin working on new material, which birthed singles The Real Electric, Junk Sick (I’m on the run), Solutions and more new music to come.
Over the course of their career, The Delta Riggs have become one of Australia’s most celebrated indie-rock bands. Multiple singles have been added to high rotation on triple j, and their record ‘Dipz Zebazios’ was a feature album on the station. They’ve also sold-out multiple headline tours, become a staple act on the festival circuit and shared stages with the likes of Foo Fighters and Kasabian.
With thanks to Good Intent