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Delays are a Southampton band that play a fabulist indie sound with distinctive beats, synth, guitars, bass, and vocals. Delays won the Writer’s Choice award at [the-mag] Awards 2008, sponsored by Original 106 FM.

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The first musical offering since Greg passed last September, ‘Come Alive (Wired to the Moon)’ is another release of what the band calls a rough demo, accompanied by a skyward looking video. A synth beat and warm guitar line provide the introduction, to which the vocal is added for a full verse before the other […]

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This year has seen an amazing and dazzling stream of new music and fiction, which we’re exited to review in our end of year highlights. It has also been a terrible year as we lost one of the most amazing humans we have ever met. As the singer and guitarist in Delays, Greg Gilbert made […]

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Delays return with a smoldering scorcher in the form of ‘Summer Army’, the latest in a string of “rough demos” released on Aaron Gilbert’s YouTube account. Musically there’s a neat introduction and floating vocals with those trademark falsetto leads and great harmonies. This song also offers something I’m a total sucker for, which is a […]

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It has been a long nine months since Delays last tease, Prizefighter, but they have dropped another shimmering demo to lift us over the jarring start line for 2021. ‘Under the Radar’ is just what we needed to hear right now. Glittering keys lead the way with simple vocal accompaniment, which lands right in a […]

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A tough year was improved beyond measure by some great writing and some awesome music. Here’s a quick dash through the parts that really got us through the panic buying, lockdowns, and meltdowns. There were some records that really stood out this year. Therapy? delivered their Abbey Road greatest hits album, which delivers a set […]

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On the 19th July 2008, we took over legendary Southampton music venue, The Talking Heads, for the second time and delivered an award show that recognised the amazing unsigned and independent talent we had discovered over the previous twelve months. Billed under our name at the time, The Mag, and sponsored by Original 106 FM […]

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There’s a lot of respect for the Open Room lads, not least for landing the job of opening for Delays but for doing it justice. Sounding out electronic beats immersed in indie, they’re not unlike the headliners, but could be easily patched as a smartly dressed Enter Shikari. They’re a youthful group but boast some […]

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An awesome night of music took place Saturday night at The Talking Heads in Southampton and we announced the winners of The Mag Awards 2008. As we’ve covered over two-thousand bands and artists, all of the winners had a lot of work to do to get noticed by our readers. So, here is a transcript […]

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Mes Memoires had already been hard at work tapping up the crowd for their set, so they had a big audience to impress when they stepped on stage at Camden’s Barfly. Two acoustic guitars and two voices combine to great effect and with songs that added some cocky artyness to Billy Bragg style social commentary. […]

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The wonderful crunch of ‘Love Made Visible’ sets the tone for a long-overdue return for Delays. It’s melodic, it’s got a great rhythm and it’s as colourful as the paint-splattered video that accompanies it. ‘Panic Attacks’ has a dangerously brilliant chorus and ‘Slow Burn’ is incredibly moody, adding some shade to a very bright record. […]

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Since they signed a new record deal with Fiction in December, Delays have been hard at work writing and recording new material. We caught up with the band during a brief break as they were putting the final touches on their songs and found out about their plans for an EP release in October, followed […]

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Collated by Oliver Grey, ‘Access One Step’ is a historical record, not so much of The Joiners Arms, but of the people that turned a dingy pub with sticky floors into something of a national treasure. Personal testimonies and anecdotes from musicians, promoters, former landlords and local heroes make up the majority of the chapters […]