– DELILAHS - Queen (Single)
Digital Release: 25.04.2014
Pop with an edge, punk with melody. Here are two girls who have more balls than some male...Read Biography
DELILAHS - Queen (Single)
Digital Release: 25.04.2014
Pop with an edge, punk with melody. Here are two girls who have more balls than some male bands! It‘s been two years since the last CD «Greetings from Gardentown» and the DELILAHS are back, powerful and entertaining as ever. They bring a new album «Past True Lust» (released on September 26, 2014) and the Zug quartet start with «QUEEN» a confident statement, a perfect intersection of pop, indie rock and punk. “We continued to develop the song as we weren‘t happy with the initial studio version,” says songwriter and singer Muriel Rhyner. Working with Toni “Meloni” Loitsch, who recorded the songs at Principal Studios in Münster (D), home to Die Toten Hosen and Broilers, encouraged the DELILAHS to push themselves to a place of ‚no limits‘. “ And lo and behold,” says Rhyner, “it was magical!” The magic has definitely worked. The single «QUEEN» is out there and not only fills your car with sound but will shift your butt on the dance floors of the world. Rock out!
DELILAHS - PAST TRUE LUST
The untamed desire for further development.
More than 450 concerts in nine countries (since 2006); Appearances at major festivals, two
international publications, airplay on major radio stations, appearances on popular TV shows and, and,
and ... the list goes on and on. However the Delilahs are not aiming for records to crack into the
glaring eye of People & Lifestyle magazines, or to mutate into a YouTube-One-hit-Wonder. "This is not
my world," says frontwoman, singer and lyricist Muriel Rhyner, who is clear from the outset. "We are
driven by one thing, and can not help but play our music live.“
Compromises that come at the expense of our integrity are not on our agenda, we would rather forgo
some opportunities in order to remain true to ourselves. " The Delilahs have thus opted for the stony,
sweat-soaked path and inspire us using a mixture of crunchy punk rock with attitude and '77 power
pop appeal. In times when we hear women’s voices almost exclusively in countless tame singersongwriter
combos, or put in front of radio-friendly songs, the Delilah’s are breaking the barriers. Here
come two energy-driven front women to deliver a clear statement: `Girls know exactly to how to` rock
and roll 'and we want to ‘kick your asses. ` This statement is echoed in "Past True Lust" the third
longplayer from the Zuger Quartet. Muriel Rhyner (vocals, bass), Isabella Eder (guitar, vocals), Philipp
Rhyner (guitar) and Daniel Fischer (drums), who together recorded the predecessor "Greetings from
Gardentown", have set their music to pop with rough edges, it’s Punk with melody. "Past True Lust" is
not a reinvention of the Delilahs, but a logical development. "We wanted each song to have its own
identity and we get the best out of each one," explains Isabella Eder.
Producer Toni "Meloni" Loitsch, who recorded the new songs at Principal Studios in Münster (D),
where Die Toten Hosen or Broilers do their recording, was exactly the right person to put this plan into
action. The result: "Past True Lust" is a dramatic, cleverly orchestrated album that consciously focuses
on mood swings. High-energy, penetrating power pop crossed with contemplative moments. Whether
loud or soft: the Delilahs songs have power and energy. If you listen carefully to the lyrics, you will
recognize that Muriel Rhyner has matured into a sensitive writer who certainly puts across critical
thoughts about both themselves and their generation.
True, raw, cheeky, charming, multi-faceted and tons of drive...the Delilahs have returned! With loud vs quiet, ironic vs funny together with cutting undertones, a huge second album ' Greetings from Gardentown' has emerged: a guitar fuelled hommage to the hometown of Zug. The male/female quartet of 2X2 merge together with powerful teamwork that takes sounds from the classic era of rock, and transports them into the present, without a hint of retro.
So, the question is, "How did they get here?" At this point in time, it's not important. However, for those of you who are rock historians or who are into nostalgia, Google awaits and will enlighten you to the trials and tribulations of a young female trio taking a step into the big bad world of music. But what counts for the newly formed yin and yang combination of Muriel Rhyner, Isabella Eder, Daniel Fischer and Philipp Rhyner is the here and now. The evolution from the media-styled cute girly group to an authentic rock band is complete. Hard graft together with a good 300 concerts under their belts has given a passion to the songs from 'Greetings from Gardentown,' a passion that sets the songs on fire and catapults them out into the awaiting audience.
It would have been easy for the girls to float on the truck load of excellent reviews that the debut album 'Delilahs' received, released in Switzerland and Germany in 2009/2010 respectively. However, being the true musicians they are, they chose not to rest on their laurels. Together with the energy from the new male band members, they took a rest from the media and used the calm space to write and produce this new collection of songs. Spring of this year 2011, saw the first blossoms. 'Heroes in Heels' was released in a blase of masked frivolity and a wink at the cartoon heroes that we all love and grew up with, the video resonates with our childhood and makes us want to know more about the band.
And so we get back to the element of family. The Rhyner brother and sister duo, Muriel and Philipp, were nurtured by parents from the true rock and roll era. Isabella and Muriel have been best friends for over 8 years and rather than going abroad to produce the feeling of oneness, the band chose to work with Roland Hausler, someone who has known the band from its infancy. Even the choice of record label was secured within the 'Delilah' family. Subversiv Records, the kult label of the drummer Daniel, has allowed the band the joy of artistic freedom paired with a total trust and understanding, which can be heard.
Back to the sound...is it Rock, Pop or Indie? Perhaps Power Pop, a whole new genre in itself? Listen, enjoy and then decide for yourself. Either way, 'Greetings from Gardentown' is something that should be listened to, and it is guaranteed that this hommage to hometown Zug will make you smile, encourage your toes to wiggle and make you wish you were part of the family too.