Tuesday, 5 May 2015

KOBADELTA - EP REVIEW

Kobadelta - Open Visions EP 
Kobadelta - Open Visions EP

Release Date: 1st May 2015

My favourite Geordie miscreants are back with six tracks on an EP of disturbingly large proportions. Diving straight in, they begin with 'Even The Odds (They Mean You No Harm)' and it's like waking up in the back of a dark, speeding van with no idea where you are or where you're going. Distorted drums, scuzzy guitars and a Jim Morrison-esque drawl all combine to make for a truly disorientating experience that you can't help but get swept up in. 'Blame It All On Me' has more of a snarl about it as the menacing guitars and Nick Cave style vocals weave through the night sky with serpentine cool on the lookout for a bottle of bourbon and an open minded woman. By the time we reach the midway point of 'Maskirovka' the band have settled in to their Hunter S. Thomspon style and you can't help but be drawn in by the swagger and cool of the band that the likes of Kasabian can only dream of.

The stoned swirl of the opening refrains of 'Watch What You're Doing' is soon replaced by a groove that churns, burns and smoulders with lust, desire and a real sense that evil is riding in on the next motorbike you hear coming over the horizon. 'Ithaca' means business. There are no two ways about it. The size of the sound that Kobadelta create is so impressive and awe inspiring that you can't help but draw comparisons with the Doors in their pomp or My Bloody Valentine mid freak out. And then there's 'Black Pyramid', a song with a heavy rock name and the balls to match it. The perfect way to peak at the end of this orgasmic musical experience. Every time I come back to Kobadelta I am reminded of what an awesome, powerful and thoroughly captivating British rock band they are which cheers me up and makes me want to go out and get loaded. All good.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Kobadelta?fref=ts

Live Dates: 

30th May - The Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees
30th May - Sonic Union 2015, Stockton-on-Tees
11th July - Tynedale Park, Newcastle
24th July - Verve Bar, Leeds

7th-9th August - Northbound Festival 2015, Cumbria

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