Call them blues, call them psychedelic indie, Newcastle band Kobadelta are altogether something else. Ominous vocals paired with a trance of wavering guitars make for a haunting energy that is difficult to ignore.
Hailing from Newcastle, this compelling quintet has already supported up and coming band Temples, and most recently played alongside Manchester band Dumb at Newcastle’s Think Tank as part of their UK tour. On top of this Kobadelta released debut EP The Hidden Door this Valentine’s Day and it is available to download quite literally as cheap as chips via Bandcamp. If digital tracks aren’t your thing, the band are also offering a limited edition Digipack CD of the EP plus a physical copy of last single Ritual in case five songs just aren’t quite enough for you.
Sounding at times like a laid back and darker Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kobadelta come across as a well-distinguished group with rich melodies and something not quite like many other current bands. Rather then going in one ear and out the other, their new EP is impressive in its ability to surge through the body and leave you in a bubble of Kobadelta’s soothing verve. Furthermore, it is incredibly clear that each element of their music is so carefully put together in order to create such a consistently coherent sound. Even when drums are dominant they do not take over the sound of the guitar and vice versa, they all work together in a perfect harmony topped off with the deep and menacing vocals of lead singer Dom Noble. Moreover, the synths are perfectly subtle in order to delicately complement the other instruments rather than engulf it all.
Kobadelta are great for a vast amount of people from those who are looking for chill out music, to music-heads looking for something to rip apart and analyse right to the bone.