Dubbed as “gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music”, Delta Mainline’s unique mix of dream pop, shoegazing soundscapes, electronic experimentation, and psychedelia-infused garage rock has brought invitations to perform with Moon Duo, Micah P. Hinson, Jane Weaver, Elephant Stone, The Warlocks and The Telescopes, plus widespread critical acclaim.
Recorded at Chem19 and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Aphex Twin, Blur) at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, debut single “Vultures” (2015) included remixes by Miaoux Miaoux and Remember Remember. Vultures was licensed to Action for Children for their 2016 campaign, premiering on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. The official music video, produced by Danish director Jonas Bak, launched via Clash and The 405.
Debut LP “Oh! Enlightened” (2013) was released through Rehab Sound (UK) and Halcyon Records (North America) to unanimous critical acclaim - notably from Uncut, Q Magazine, Artrocker, The Scotsman and God Is in the TV. Engineered by David McAulay (Mogwai, Mike Heron) at Chem19 and mastered at Universal Canada, the result is an album rich with texture and tinged with healthy doses of psychedelia. The release was celebrated with a UK headline tour and BBC live session with Vic Galloway.
Further radio play has included Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio, with the latter’s Jim Gellatly (“the voice of new music in Scotland”) previously championing Delta Mainline as one of the country’s finest live acts. This live sound was captured on EP “In a World Full of Madness, the Simple Joy of Melody Can Pull You Through” (mastered by CHVRCHES’ Iain Cook), as the songs cascade from gospel-tinged melodies to intense sonic experimentation.
Previously, the band were showcased amongst “the cream of the guitar-based psychedelia-influenced crop” (Drowned in Sound) on ‘Strung Out Vol. 1’ with Caribou and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Delta Mainline’s 2nd album, mixed by The Delgados’ Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, Teenage Fanclub), launched in May 2019.