Delta & Dawn Discuss Musical Influences, Their Debut EP & More!

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It’s always great when you discover a new band right as they’re starting out. Delta & Dawn, a rock band from Orlando, FL, recently played their first show ever. I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. Their live show is full of energy and incredibly entertaining; it’s enough to capture anyone’s attention. They have not released any music as of yet, but there is the promise of an EP soon.

I recently spoke to Delta & Dawn about their musical influences, their new EP and more. Check out the interview below!

Adore: How did Delta & Dawn form?

Adam: Lloyd and I have actually known each other for about two years now, and we always talked about writing music together. Near the end of last summer we starting working together on some songs and decided that we should make an EP out of the songs we did.

Lloyd: After my old band fell apart I became pretty disenchanted by the whole “being in a band” thing. I wrote some solo music and occasionally tried to convince Adam to do some leg work regarding playing and writing together. Somehow we thankfully forced it to happen in a suitable time frame. Now here we are and it feels pretty good.

Adore: Who are your main musical influences?

Adam: My influences are really all over the place. I listen to a lot of R&B lately, and a lot of the vocals that I write are influenced by that. I personally get bored if I listen to the same genre for too long, so I pull influence from all over.

Lloyd: Personally I kind of have none. I’ve played in so many bands and played so many types of music over the years that now it’s just about playing music that has stuck with me over time, nice sounding chord progressions with a pop/rock influence. I’m done trying to craft technical music, now it’s about something pleasing and enjoyable to me and hopefully everyone else. That’s why it’s great to hear what people think we sound like, and if they hear any influences in it. Always fun to listen to those thoughts.

Adore: Your debut EP will be released soon. What can listeners expect?

Adam: The EP is five songs. We produced it ourselves and wrote all of the music ourselves. The five songs all fit together as far as style goes, but they all have different moods, so the EP shows a lot of different colors considering how short it is. It ranges from quiet to loud, joyful to sad, all within five songs. We wanted to show a lot of range within the five songs. Hopefully there’s something in there that everyone can enjoy.

Lloyd: Hopefully something simply enjoyable. There’s a lot of life and energy in the songs that we enjoy, and it’s identifiable lyrically and musically.

Adore: If you had to describe your EP using only one word, what would it be?

Adam: Energetic.

Lloyd: Genuine.

Adore: Your very first show was opening for Coasts. How did it feel to share the stage with them?

Adam: It was really nice to play with Coasts. Our show in Orlando was the last show of their tour, so they were sounding really good. It is always fun to see a band that you associate with good memories. Their song “Tonight” is one that I listen to when I’m hanging out with my friends, so it reminds me of good times.

Lloyd: It was a great first show. Me and Adam have shared the stage before doing fun side things, but to play songs we wrote together, with some good friends as our band, was a great way to dust the cobwebs off after a very small amount of rehearsal time. Coasts’ fans were very receptive as well, so it couldn’t really have been a better way to start in anyway as far as I could see. Grateful to Coasts and the promoter for having us along.

Adore: After the EP release, what’s up next for Delta & Dawn?

Adam: We have a couple videos that will be coming out; we are planning on doing at least one or two music videos for songs from the EP. We actually filmed the first music video yesterday. We are also looking forward to playing some more shows in the fall and working on new music, too. I know that we both have some ideas for new songs already, so hopefully we can have even more music out before the end of the year!

Lloyd: Shows, hopefully lots. Raise awareness for the record, play more shows. We’ve both been in bands, worked for bands and recorded bands so many times before, it has to remain fun, with the right amount of work and creativity to move us onto a second record, which I’d love to have out in another 6 months or so.

Keep an eye out for Delta & Dawn’s debut EP! 

 

 

 

The Hunna Prove They’ve “Still Got Blood” In DC

The Hunna, an up-and-coming band from the UK, recently embarked on their very first North American tour. One of the first stops was Washington, DC at DC9 on June 14th. Not knowing what to expect from this young band, the anticipation was high in the crowd. Would The Hunna live up to the hype around them?

Starting with the fan favorite single “You and Me” and ending with a new track to be released on their debut album, The Hunna wowed the crowd from start to finish. It is truly amazing to see a band perform with such raw energy to such a small room. I imagine they would perform with that energy whether they were playing to a room of twenty or to a sold-out arena.

Even after the show ended, The Hunna were gracious enough to meet all of their fans. If there is one thing that will help this band go far (and trust me, they WILL go far), it is the fact that there are amazing people behind the outstanding music. They were just as nice as anyone could hope for them to be. They left fans with the promise to return later in the year.

Check out the rest of their North American tour dates and make sure to catch them if they’re coming near you! Get tickets here.

The Hunna Tour

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You can pre-order their debut album 100, to be released August 26th, here.

The Hunna 100

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Lewis Del Mar Gets “Loud(y)” In Dallas

Lewis Del Mar, fronted by Danny Miller and Max Harwood, opened a sold-out show for Børns at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX on June 6th. The duo was joined on stage by their friends, who all sound absolutely amazing together. They opened the show with “Memories,” which immediately captured the attention of the audience. As their set went on they continued to amaze everyone with their raw yet energetic music. It seemed like this show was the first time many people in the audience had heard of them, but they definitely left a lasting impression on them. At one point the girl behind me excitedly asked, “Do you know who this is?” to which I proudly replied, “Lewis Del Mar, they’re amazing!”

I had been waiting to see these guys for a while, so to see them play to a sold-out crowd in Dallas was great. Seeing them on stage was unlike anything else, as you could tell how passionate they truly were about performing. I don’t think Max stopped smiling for even a brief second while drumming! As captivating as their set was, the second they started playing “Loud(y),” their most well-known song, I knew the show was about to be over. I immediately wished I was going to get to see them again soon as I had fallen in love with their music even more.

Overall, their set ranks as one of the best that I have seen. It had everything you could ever want in a show and more. I highly recommend everyone go and see them when they play near you.

Tour Dates:

    JUN 16       ALBANY, NY       
    JUL 13        INDIANAPOLIS, IN   
    JUL 15        MADISON, WI       
    JUL 16        DAVENPORT, IA   
    JUL 17        KANSAS CITY, KS   
    JUL 18        OKLAHOMA CITY, OK       
    JUL 21        OMAHA, NE       
    JUL 22        LOUIS, MO       
    JUL 23        DETROIT, MI       
    JUL 26        MILWAUKEE, WI   
    JUL 27        MINNEAPOLIS, MN   
    JUL 28        CHICAGO, IL       
    JUL 29        CHICAGO, IL   
  AUG 02      ASPEN, CO       
  AUG 03      LAKE CITY, UT                                                                                                                              AUG 05      SANTA MONICA, CA   
  AUG 06      SAN FRANCISCO, CA                                                                                                            AUG 12       SOMERSET, WI   
  AUG 26      READING, UNITED KINGDOM       
  AUG 27    LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM          SEP 02    SEATTLE, WA       
  SEP 04    DENVER, CO       
  SEP 10    ELIZABETHTOWN, NY       
  SEP 18    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA       
  SEP 23    LAS VEGAS, NV   
  OCT 01    AUSTIN, TX   

Song of the Week: You & Me

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If you listen to music at all, then there’s a new name floating around that you should make yourself familiar with. That name is The Hunna. Newly signed to 300, this band is blowing up fast.

If you’re looking for a place to start, “You & Me” is a perfect introduction to this group of British rockers. This jam offers infectious choruses, tight guitar riffs and danceable rhythms—qualities that are sure to make it your new favorite song.

Watch the video for “You & Me” below!

“You & Me” will be featured on The Hunna’s debut album, 100, which you can pre-order here.

The Hunna 100

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They will also be embarking on a US headlining tour, kicking off in Boston on June 12. Check out the dates below and get tickets here.

The Hunna Tour

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