Gold Coast indie rockers, Eliza and the Delusionals have just released their second EP, A State Of Living In An Objective Reality, via Cooking Vinyl Australia.
…Eliza and the Delusionals’ new EP, new EP A State Of Living In An Objective Reality, was a fresh experience for the ears and a must-do listen for indie lovers.
The first taste of the groups’ EP, ‘Just Exist’ connected in a big way, particularly in the US and Canada, with Alt Nation/SiriusXM adding the song to high rotation. The band’s Spotify listenership jumped 400+% in America, while “Just Exist” has exceeded 1.3 Million streams and was named Amazons Music ‘Song of the Week’ in the States.
The new EP culminates the band’s growth over the last 24-months, kickstarted in earnest by their 2017 debut EP The Deeper End. The group’s sweetly snarling, anthemic brand of indie rock has led to supports with artists such as Grinspoon, Nothing But Thieves, Dear Seattle and Killing Heidi, and appearances at landmark festivals such as BIGSOUND, Falls Festival and Canadian Music Week.
Reviewing Eliza and the Delusionals’ new EP, new EP A State Of Living In An Objective Reality, was a fresh experience for the ears and a must-do listen for indie lovers. With indie rock being subjectively nonchalant, Eliza and The Delusionals have created a collection of songs that bring contemporary production and attention to detail in their arrangements. With an overall feeling of unrequited love and angst brought about through the lyrics, safe to say this EP is the ultimate revenge for the villains in Eliza’s stories.
‘Swimming Pool’ – A stand out single from the EP ‘Swimming Pool’ is ultra-feminine and strong. It sums up the dynamics of the band, coupling vulnerability with strength. With great vocal and guitar melodies and creative spin on apprehension, a stunning tart to the EP.
‘Pull Apart’ – The opening chords to ‘Pull Apart’ sound familiar. With an echo of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’, the song takes on its own identity and quickly returns to Eliza and The Delusionals signature waveform and sound.
‘Just Exist’ – A creeping tidal wave of a track. Building from a sober, minimal ballad with rim snare hits into a gigantic wall of sound. The emotion of this track is huge and the feeling of the track builds to from subtle to full-frontal heart ranch.
‘’Alive – With a contrast of minimal arrangements coupled with the full force of electric guitars and drums, Alive is a healthy dose of indie anthemic for the broken-hearted.
‘Feel it’ – Upon first listen, ‘Feel It All’ has that ‘Nirvana’ guitar tone and non-chalet attitude that builds into a dynamic ballad. Eliza’s voice really stands out in this one with the top line really soaring about the instrumentation.