26 track chronological label retrospective available now (for under £6 / $8 !)
Includes tracks and mixes by Phonat, Steve Angello, Norman Cook, Avicii, Gramophonedzie, High Rankin, Riva Starr, Shinichi Osawa, DCUP, The Young Punx, John B, Arveene & MiSK and more
Continuing the Northern English tradition of legendary Electro Pop, Deltawave present their much anticipated album ‘Discophobia’, a stunning album bridging the gap between dark electro pop hooks and Indie sensibility.
Gaining airplay from XFM and the BBC and bolstered by strong live performances, the band has built up a loyal following in their hometown of York and gained national exposure by supporting Shed Seven on their national Tour.
Not only are Deltawave active on the live circuit but are building a strong following on tastemaker blogs, especially with their cover of Sister Sledge’s “Lost in Music” which was produced for the legendary Buffet Libre ‘Rewind’ Project. The track was one of the top 10 most blogged tracks on elbo.ws for several weeks in 2008.
Fronted by producer/singer/songwriter Andy Firth, Deltawave were discovered on MySpace by the MofoHifi label, who couldn’t believe that they weren’t signed, trekked all the way to York to see them live and signed them on the spot! MofoHifi has gained a reputation over the past couple of years for developing some of the most promising new electronic talents, including Phonat (“Easily one of the best secret weapon tracks we have heard in some time” – FunkyHouseMusic.com), The Young Punx (“I love The Young Punx. I’m a big fan” – Fatboy Slim) and Goshi Goshi (“Yoyo!! Lock shot is wicked mate, enjoying it a lot!” – Jaymo (Radio 1 INMWT)), and the label is delighted to add Deltawave’s debut album to their catalogue.
Following the release of the ‘Strychnine and Soda’ EP, the debut album ‘Discophobia’ is on release now.
Deltawave describe their music as Electro-Disco-Indie-Pop and have been recording and self-producing their debut album ‘Discophobia’ in their Yorkshire studio. The north of England is known for producing electronic music and Deltawave continue this fine heritage, redefining the scene with their own unique style of dark brooding electro pop.
MofoHifi Records discovered the band on Myspace.com. Impressed by the strong song writing and production, they immediately got in touch with the band.
“I visit thousands of myspace sites and I was instantly hooked when I heard Deltawave” says Hal Ritson, A&R for MofoHifi, “Every song on the album is a single.” The label drove up to York to meet the band and see a rehearsal, which completely blew them away. “The guys put together an incredible show“ raves Hal, “It is rare to find artists in this genre who can also perform live, but Deltawave are definitely one of them.”
The band continue to play venues across the north of England and have also managed to grab the attention of XFM where they recently won a listeners poll on the Clint Boon Show.
MofoHifi plans to release their debut album early next year but keen to introduce the world to Deltawave, they are releasing ‘The Strychnine and Soda EP’. The three track EP serves as a great introduction to the band’s music and includes the radio friendly ‘Strychnine and Soda’; the band at their most electro with ‘Information Overload’ and the haunting ‘Another Last Chance’.
This debut release continues MofoHifi’s policy of breaking brand new electronic artists and has seen the label launch the careers of leading players The Young Punx and house producer Sharooz and the directors of the label are also behind the career of electro icon Howard Jones who sold 8 million records worldwide. MofoHifi Records is very excited about bringing Deltawave’s music to the world.
DELTAWAVE ‘The Strychnine & Soda EP’ will be released digitally on 18th September on MofoHifi Records (Cat no. MFHD002) with further tracks appearing on vinyl and CD in the coming year.