Pairing unusual rhythmic structures with pop melodies, British math rock quartet Delta Sleep carved out a cult following with albums including 2018’s Ghost City and 2021’s Spring Island.
Originally from Canterbury, Kent, the quartet moved to Brighton and started playing in earnest. Comprised of Devin Yuceil (lead vocals, guitar), Glen Hodgson (vocals, guitar), Dave Jackson (vocals, bass), and Blake Mostyn (vocals, drums), Delta Sleep released their self-titled debut EP in 2010 before signing to Big Scary Monsters, which put out the follow-up, Management, in 2013.
The band played the post/math/noise rock Arctangent Festival in 2015, and the following year they released Twin Galaxies. For their next album, they headed to Italy to record at MAM Studios, and Ghost City was released in 2018, receiving acclaim and acting as springboard for a 2019 world tour.
The Younger Years EP appeared without fanfare, that September, and in July 2020 the band issued Soft Sounds, a collection of stripped-back material from their repertoire, all recorded while on the road. Following 2021’s Old Soul EP, Spring Island became Delta Sleep’s first full-length release to be issued in their own label, Sofa Boy Records.
PHYSICS HOUSE BAND
Brighton-based Physics House Band began honing their psychedelic experimental rock sound at a relatively young age. The group, consisting of multi-instrumentalists Sam Organ and Adam Hutchinson, as well as drummer Dave Morgan, first gained attention when they released the track “Titan,” and the video received many hits on YouTube in a short space of time.
In 2013, the band released their debut album Horizons/Rapture, demonstrating a maturity in their sound with a 26-minute-long psychedelic trip through musical styles, moods, and aural textures as a six-track album. The band sourced a vast array of analog instruments for the creative process of the record, from a Steinway Grand Piano to a Mark III Fender Rhodes, a B-3 Hammond Organ to a 1973 Ludwig Vistalite Drum set, and a selection of vintage Moog synthesizers.