15th July 2022: The Delines

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

The Delines

Friday 15th July 2022

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Tickets £22 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 and Ticketweb

Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Book Online

Venue layout-limited unreserved seating/standing

The Portland, Oregon based country-soul group The Delines recently released their third studio album, The Sea Drift, via Décor Records which went direct into the UK Americana charts at number 4. The cinematic 11-track album from the musical collaboration of Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and Amy Boone (The Damnations) has received widespread critical acclaim including 4 star raves in Q, MOJO, UNCUT, Financial Times, and Record Collector as well as a 6 page feature in the next UNCUT.

The Delines are just finishing their European tour which featured sold out dates in Kilkenny, London, Dublin and Nottingham.

The Delines are the result of the musical collaboration and friendship of Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone, an opportunity for Willy to continue writing his mini-narrative songs that he gained notoriety for as the frontman of the alt-country group Richmond Fontaine through a new voice and perspective offered by Amy. In addition to being a songwriter, Willy is an acclaimed novelist. Some of his novels like Lean On Pete and The Motel Life have been adapted into feature films, so it’s no wonder that his newest material has such a visually evocative and cinematic mood. Describing Willy’s songwriting style.

The music of The Delines is clearly rooted in the past, as Willy and Amy have bonded over their shared love of soul and country songwriters from the 60s like Tony Joe White and Bobbie Gentry, but what makes this album so special is how it manages to evoke these voices from eras gone by without ever sounding stayed or overly traditional. Speaking to the inspiration for this record, Willy said “The idea for the ‘The Sea Drift’ began with Amy and my mutual love of Tony Joe White. We used to have conversations about his records and she’d always joke, ‘Just write me ‘Rainy Night in Georgia.’ Jesus, what a tall order, but I guess in my own way I started trying.”

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