You know what you’re getting when you put a Delta Riggs track on. Stalwarts of the Australian rock scene, the four-piece have made a name for themselves for delivering sweat-soaked, funk-tinged, blues-anchored rock and roll, with silky shades of disco that will have you boogying on the dancefloor (or in the mosh pit) in no time.
Their latest offering ‘Out Of Place’, which was premiered on triple j last week, is a classic example what the boys do best. An unrelenting beat, hooky vocals, and no shortage of falsetto, the track nearly has a trip-hop vibe, that picks you up and carries you along for such a smooth ride, you’ll swear it only goes for 30 seconds.
Lyrically the track explores the concept and importance of friendship, and the difficulty finding it in today’s socially confused society. “‘Out Of Place’ is a song about the relevancy of one’s position in the modern world. In a time muddled up in what is real and what is fake, sometimes a real friend is all you need to be at peace with feeling out of place in any context,” frontman Elliot Hammond says.
The clip, which was shot and edited over three days, is a perfect demonstration of the power of a great performance and a crafty idea. “The drummer in this video illustrates how much of ourselves we sacrifice in the pursuit of our desires,” director Rhys Day says. “This yearning is so strong we literally give everything, and when there is nothing left, like a cocoon a new version of ourselves, born of our experiences, sheds the used up bits and carries on. This is creative growth born of internal struggle.”
You can catch The Delta Riggs hitting Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, and the Goldy this January (dates below) with supports from Nice Biscuit and Flying Machine – just be careful not to trip over any expired drummers while you’re there.
THE DELTA RIGGS ON TOUR
WITH NICE BISCUIT & FLYING MACHINE
Fri Jan 25th – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Sat Jan 26th – Solbar, Sunshine Coast QLD
Sun Jan 27th – BBQ Bazaar, Gold Coast QLD