Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

New EP Shows a Different Side; Ahead of Their EP Release Kobadelta Chat to SARAH JEFFERY about Their Music

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

New EP Shows a Different Side; Ahead of Their EP Release Kobadelta Chat to SARAH JEFFERY about Their Music

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Byline: SARAH JEFFERY

NEWCASTLE indie rock Kobadelta are celebrating their new EP release with a special launch gig next week. The band's four-track EP, Remain Distracted, will be launched at the Star & Shadow Cinema in Newcastle on Friday September 26. It's the follow-up to their debut EP, The Hidden Door, which was released earlier this year and went down a treat with fans. The five-piece are hoping their success continues after their new EP launch and that fans enjoy their new material. Describing their sound as "dark and brooding indie-psych-rock", Kobdelta have thrown all their efforts into their latest EP Remain Distracted, which they feel shows a different side to their music. The band has been on the scene since 2010 creating a stir with their unique take on indie rock and their sound has evolved over the last four years. Guitarist Alex Malliris explains: "We definitely definitely W didn't know what we wanted to sound like before we started playing, it's not something we've ever thought about too much. I really feel like we've only really found our sound in the last 18 months or so, and progressed it from there. "Dom's lyrics are quite dark, and although quite personal in places, his approach to storytelling is pretty surreal and abstract - there's a bit of a chicken and the egg situation there cos I'm not sure if some of our stranger, darker sounds have played off his style of vocal style and lyrics or vice-versa. Either way I think they've merged perfectly, and we've found a sound that we're all happy with now." The band have often been described as having a psychedelic edge to their sound, but the lads don't like to be pigeon-holed and often find it difficult to describe their music. "There's a psychedelic edge that's gradually crept into our tunes as well. It's banded about quite liberally these days, the term 'psychedelic', and we're definitely not 'out and out' 60s psychedelia by any means at all, like some bands can be to the point of pastiche. "It's only certain elements, but like anything, it's annoying when it's used as a blanket label. …

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