Remain Distracted EP

by Kobadelta

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    Released Friday 26th September...

    1. Siam
    2. Repetition
    3. They Can't Hurt Me
    4. The Heretic

    REVIEWS:

    "If there's a burgeoning psych scene in the north-east (and I'm not betting against it) then surely Newcastle five-piece Kobadelta are at the vanguard. Their new EP is a real cracker-jack, these four nuggets glinting with real class - imagine The Doors getting their rumble on. Hang on to their coat tails when the band launch the EP at the Star & Shadow on Friday 26th September." The Crack Magazine (September 2014)

    "The EP delves into sounds across various genres, including indie, psychedelia, post-punk and even contains some heavy riffage. Not ones to settle as another band that fit neatly in a box, they explain the EP is a result of "experimenting with a range of ideas on our last few releases. We feel that the EP is the best representation yet of what we consider to be Kobadelta's 'sound'." This sound is one full of freshness and ideas, all tinged with an element of menace throughout, giving the EP cohesion and keeping the listener on the edge of their seat." - NARC. Magazine (September 2014)

    "Since I have started this blog there have been a few bands that have popped up from time to time and maintained an excellent quality of music without ever achieving the acclaim or broader success that they deserve. Newcastle quintet Kobadelta are one such band. This new EP from the lads is another storming collection of songs and kicks off with 'Siam', a song full of pulsing bass lines, hypnotic guitars and menacing vocals all peppered with Keith Moon drumming and a healthy dose of feedback. 'Repetition' is up next and this is a full on, leather clad, dark glasses wearing, whisky swigging, cigarette smoking rock'n'roll song. We're talking Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Primal Scream, the Stooges and My Bloody Valentine all rolled in to a sexy, testosterone fuelled explosion of excess - not a song you'd take home to meet your parents, that's for sure. The second half of the EP continues with 'They Can't Hurt Me' which is pitched somewhere between Space and Lou Reed and again the bass line purrs as the guitars flit around like newly awakened wasps full of disorientation and latent menace. As the EP comes to a close we are treated to the undeniably epic 'The Heretic' which should be wearing cowboy boots and spurrs. Possibly the single dirtiest scuzzball riff crackles through my speakers as the sneer vocals snake through the air and you're instantly transported to the early hours insanity of a 70s serial killer on a massive come down in a blood spattered basement. This is darkly seductive stuff and maybe that's why it's never quite gained the mainstream credit it deserves but, then again, music like this thrives in the shadows and the gutters not on the luridly neon E4 music slot just before Hollyoaks." - Listen With Monger (August 2014)

    "Hailing from the hometown that produced The Animals, Dire Straits and seen Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys gaining education in the city, are five-piece Kobadelta. The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne quintet are rapidly squaring up for their brand-new EP to be released to the world next month and – let it be known – these Geordie lads are nothing less than mesmerising. Having already supported the likes of Superfood and Noel Gallagher’s favourite band-of-the-moment Temples, Kobadelta, a group “dabbling in dark and heavy ‘indie-psych-rock’”, are finally stepping out on their own again and bringing their mature sounds back to the ears of their fans. If there was ever an EP to put a band into a prime position of kicking up a storm and producing an epidemic, then it’s Kobadelta’s ‘Remain Distracted‘. Invading ears immediately is the eerie ‘Siam’; as frontman Dom Noble sinisterly coos “I want you fooling next to me/I want you naked on all fours”, his impressively distinctive vocal is paired with slick and sliding guitar riffs. Kobadelta have managed to hit hard and rope in the listener with the first track of Remain Distracted. Following ‘Siam’ is both ‘They Can’t Hurt Me’ and ‘Repetition’. ‘They Can’t Hurt Me’ is menacingly moody; emitting an edgy, dark atmosphere which ultimately oozes sex appeal. However, contrasting track ‘Repetition’ is the band at their finest. Here, bass guitar chords are splashed with a Peter Hook-esque psychedelic influence echoing throughout the track; if there was any doubt whether this band weren’t worth the hype then one listen to ‘Repetition’ will change everything. To put it simply: the band make an almighty, unforgettable impact through their forthcoming release. Bubbling both enthusiasm and pure, raw talent, Kobadelta truly make it near impossible to ignore them." - GigSlutz (August 2014)

    "Desert-Rock has never sounded as seductive as Kobadelta’s new EP, ‘Remain Distracted’. It exists in a strange but impressive world between Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys, combining coolly-delivered vocals with searing guitars and brutal drumming. If Arctic Monkeys are “a heavy metal band disguised as an indie band“, then Kobadelta are definitely in the same boat." - Fresh Beats (August 2014)

    "I have seen the word ‘miracle’ applied to music before - using it in the pejorative sense; applying it in the context of Remain Distracted would be a huge injustice. God dislikes Rock and Blues; it is the Devil that jams to the best tunes (as we all know). If there was an hell-bound synonym for ‘miracle’ then I would apply it here. Few bands come across with such an unabatable confidence and conviction - the E.P. is rampantly assured and urgent (from start to finish). The performances are uniformly tight and staggering; each player is at the top of their game - the songs are nuanced and hugely memorable. Possessing a quartet of tracks, the E.P. is a controlled and restrained animal; one that leaves you begging for more - whilst offering so much wonder and brilliance. Taking in the sexualised and spiritual mythology of The Doors; ramping in some feral Punk fuzz (of The Stooges); tie it to bone-shaking and pre-coital lust of Black Sabbath, and you have a phenomenal concoction. Kobadelta ensure that other bands take a back seat - are used as guides and jumping-off points - and ensure their voice and soul comes through – ‘Remain Distracted’ is a distillation of their hard work, uniqueness and incomparable talent." - Musicmusingsandsuch (August 2014)

    "Like light from flickering wax enveloped candles, Kobadelta partially illuminate the walls of a dank cellar with their brooding gothic inspired film-noire encapsulations of sound. There is a warming rush that sweeps over the listener as Kobadelta extend their reach across the gloom, to tempt the audience to follow the purple sash into the unknown, and following the enticing caress is to end in a warming underground cave of bliss as the quintet writhe their sounds around the brain. Earlier iterations of their material hinted at the potential that lay within the band and their as yet unreleased four track EP – Remain Distracted – which I have had the fortune to be massaged by, extends the darkness with a satisfying embrace that out-reaches by far their previous release The Hidden Door which came out earlier this year and of itself was and is an EP to unfold as the sun drops in the sky." - Emerging Indie Bands (August 2014)

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Released Friday 26th September...

1. Siam
2. Repetition
3. They Can't Hurt Me
4. The Heretic

REVIEWS:

"If there's a burgeoning psych scene in the north-east (and I'm not betting against it) then surely Newcastle five-piece Kobadelta are at the vanguard. Their new EP is a real cracker-jack, these four nuggets glinting with real class - imagine The Doors getting their rumble on. Hang on to their coat tails when the band launch the EP at the Star & Shadow on Friday 26th September." The Crack Magazine (September 2014)

"The EP delves into sounds across various genres, including indie, psychedelia, post-punk and even contains some heavy riffage. Not ones to settle as another band that fit neatly in a box, they explain the EP is a result of "experimenting with a range of ideas on our last few releases. We feel that the EP is the best representation yet of what we consider to be Kobadelta's 'sound'." This sound is one full of freshness and ideas, all tinged with an element of menace throughout, giving the EP cohesion and keeping the listener on the edge of their seat." - NARC. Magazine (September 2014)

"Since I have started this blog there have been a few bands that have popped up from time to time and maintained an excellent quality of music without ever achieving the acclaim or broader success that they deserve. Newcastle quintet Kobadelta are one such band. This new EP from the lads is another storming collection of songs and kicks off with 'Siam', a song full of pulsing bass lines, hypnotic guitars and menacing vocals all peppered with Keith Moon drumming and a healthy dose of feedback. 'Repetition' is up next and this is a full on, leather clad, dark glasses wearing, whisky swigging, cigarette smoking rock'n'roll song. We're talking Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Primal Scream, the Stooges and My Bloody Valentine all rolled in to a sexy, testosterone fuelled explosion of excess - not a song you'd take home to meet your parents, that's for sure. The second half of the EP continues with 'They Can't Hurt Me' which is pitched somewhere between Space and Lou Reed and again the bass line purrs as the guitars flit around like newly awakened wasps full of disorientation and latent menace. As the EP comes to a close we are treated to the undeniably epic 'The Heretic' which should be wearing cowboy boots and spurrs. Possibly the single dirtiest scuzzball riff crackles through my speakers as the sneer vocals snake through the air and you're instantly transported to the early hours insanity of a 70s serial killer on a massive come down in a blood spattered basement. This is darkly seductive stuff and maybe that's why it's never quite gained the mainstream credit it deserves but, then again, music like this thrives in the shadows and the gutters not on the luridly neon E4 music slot just before Hollyoaks." - Listen With Monger (August 2014)

"Hailing from the hometown that produced The Animals, Dire Straits and seen Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys gaining education in the city, are five-piece Kobadelta. The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne quintet are rapidly squaring up for their brand-new EP to be released to the world next month and – let it be known – these Geordie lads are nothing less than mesmerising. Having already supported the likes of Superfood and Noel Gallagher’s favourite band-of-the-moment Temples, Kobadelta, a group “dabbling in dark and heavy ‘indie-psych-rock’”, are finally stepping out on their own again and bringing their mature sounds back to the ears of their fans. If there was ever an EP to put a band into a prime position of kicking up a storm and producing an epidemic, then it’s Kobadelta’s ‘Remain Distracted‘. Invading ears immediately is the eerie ‘Siam’; as frontman Dom Noble sinisterly coos “I want you fooling next to me/I want you naked on all fours”, his impressively distinctive vocal is paired with slick and sliding guitar riffs. Kobadelta have managed to hit hard and rope in the listener with the first track of Remain Distracted. Following ‘Siam’ is both ‘They Can’t Hurt Me’ and ‘Repetition’. ‘They Can’t Hurt Me’ is menacingly moody; emitting an edgy, dark atmosphere which ultimately oozes sex appeal. However, contrasting track ‘Repetition’ is the band at their finest. Here, bass guitar chords are splashed with a Peter Hook-esque psychedelic influence echoing throughout the track; if there was any doubt whether this band weren’t worth the hype then one listen to ‘Repetition’ will change everything. To put it simply: the band make an almighty, unforgettable impact through their forthcoming release. Bubbling both enthusiasm and pure, raw talent, Kobadelta truly make it near impossible to ignore them." - GigSlutz (August 2014)

"Desert-Rock has never sounded as seductive as Kobadelta’s new EP, ‘Remain Distracted’. It exists in a strange but impressive world between Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys, combining coolly-delivered vocals with searing guitars and brutal drumming. If Arctic Monkeys are “a heavy metal band disguised as an indie band“, then Kobadelta are definitely in the same boat." - Fresh Beats (August 2014)

"I have seen the word ‘miracle’ applied to music before - using it in the pejorative sense; applying it in the context of Remain Distracted would be a huge injustice. God dislikes Rock and Blues; it is the Devil that jams to the best tunes (as we all know). If there was an hell-bound synonym for ‘miracle’ then I would apply it here. Few bands come across with such an unabatable confidence and conviction - the E.P. is rampantly assured and urgent (from start to finish). The performances are uniformly tight and staggering; each player is at the top of their game - the songs are nuanced and hugely memorable. Possessing a quartet of tracks, the E.P. is a controlled and restrained animal; one that leaves you begging for more - whilst offering so much wonder and brilliance. Taking in the sexualised and spiritual mythology of The Doors; ramping in some feral Punk fuzz (of The Stooges); tie it to bone-shaking and pre-coital lust of Black Sabbath, and you have a phenomenal concoction. Kobadelta ensure that other bands take a back seat - are used as guides and jumping-off points - and ensure their voice and soul comes through – ‘Remain Distracted’ is a distillation of their hard work, uniqueness and incomparable talent." - Musicmusingsandsuch (August 2014)

"Like light from flickering wax enveloped candles, Kobadelta partially illuminate the walls of a dank cellar with their brooding gothic inspired film-noire encapsulations of sound. There is a warming rush that sweeps over the listener as Kobadelta extend their reach across the gloom, to tempt the audience to follow the purple sash into the unknown, and following the enticing caress is to end in a warming underground cave of bliss as the quintet writhe their sounds around the brain. Earlier iterations of their material hinted at the potential that lay within the band and their as yet unreleased four track EP – Remain Distracted – which I have had the fortune to be massaged by, extends the darkness with a satisfying embrace that out-reaches by far their previous release The Hidden Door which came out earlier this year and of itself was and is an EP to unfold as the sun drops in the sky." - Emerging Indie Bands (August 2014)

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released 26 September 2014

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Kobadelta Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

A five piece rock band from Newcastle dabbling in dark and heavy 'indie-psych- rock'...

Having recentley supported the likes of Temples, Splashh and Superfood, we've been described as "one of the finest live bands in the emerging psychedelic scene" (NARC. Magazine)

Next Gig: Sat 9th August - Mowbray Park, Sunderland (SPLIT FESTIVAL 2014)
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