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Delay Trees

Delay Trees were formed late 2007. Since 2009 Delay Trees have released two EP’s and a two albums – 2009’s ‘Soft Construction EP’, 2010’s self titled debut album and 2011’s ‘Before I Go Go EP’. Delay Trees 2nd full length album Doze was released via Soliti in Autumn 2012. Delay Trees 3rd album Readymade, was released in Finland in January 2014.

Delay Trees: Let Go (Soliti 061) Release date 24.03.2017

Delay Trees release their fourth album Let Go (Soliti 061) on the 24th March 2017. A more direct Delay Trees album, Let Go finds the band in their most melodic moment, with a  keen sense of songcraft whilst playing to the strengths of the classic Delay Trees sound.

This coming Autumn 2017, Delay Trees celebrate 10 years as a going concern. Four is a key number for the Delay Trees; Let Go is their 4th album, the album cover also consists of 4 ‘pillars’ that “could portray our albums as well as ourselves, the same group of four we’ve been all along”. The band bring some more insight into Let Go.

In the past few years we’ve experienced painful losses in our personal lives. We’ve been pushed to the limits and forced to deal with demons we hadn’t quite faced before. Let Go is a manifest to that struggle. The songs are our effort to try and understand the ever-changing nature of our selves, of life and of “the everyday” we often feel disoriented by. It Is a ”goodbye” to memories and a ”hello” to a fresh start.

Let Go is not avant-garde in any way, it’s actually the same type of melancholic pop we’ve been making throughout our now 10 year old career, but its pain and beauty is truly ”lived”. It may be full of heartbreak and feelings of being lost but it’s also an album of new beginnings and new you’s.

We recorded the album with our long term partner in crime Julius Mauranen at Mankku-studios in Porvoo and at Studio Kekkonen in Helsinki during the summer of 2016.

Additional recordings took place in Hämeenlinna at ’Odd Jazz’ studios. The album was mixed by Julius Mauranen and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde. All of the songs are written and produced by Rami Vierula except ‘Hum’ by Onni Oikari.”

  • Delay Trees are:
  • Rami Vierula – Vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Lauri Järvinen – Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Onni Oikari – Drums and percussion, guitar, backing vocals and lead vocals on ”Hum”.
  • Sami Korhonen – Bass guitar

“Delay Trees have the gift of crafting a superb autumnal pop song”. Prefix

Delay Trees: Let Go (Soliti 061) Release date 24.03.2017

Tracklisting:

1.  Black Ice
2. Phases
3. Brightest Eyes
4. Best Things
5. Sound Of Darkness
6. Blame It On The Snow
7. It’s Not Who You Are
8. Pale July
9. Hum
10. Hope

 

OLDER PRESS QUOTES FOR DELAY TREES

“‘Readymade’ is for the most part a sedate affair, full of beautiful dreamy pop tunes lashed with delay and reverb. It’s a sleepy listen but great for a late night headphone session” Sounds Better With Reverb

“Each song offers the listener something, and each one has its own identity, yet they’re all tightly wound together to create a cohesive listen.Austin Town Hall

“What’s great about this album is that it isn’t entirely upbeat nor is it slow—it sends you on a roller coaster ride.” Noise Porn

“…here is evidence of a band fully aware of their strengths on an impressively atmospheric and moving third album.” Leonard’s Lair Music Reviews

“Doze is an almost perfectly polished package that will delight with both depth and airy atmosphere.” Noise.fi

“Doze is a great album, and will most likely be found on our Best Of list, when the time comes.” All Scandinavian

“The group’s 2012 release, Doze, is an ethereal and atmospheric escape from pop-conventionality, with drifting, moody compositions freely flowing from the start of the album to its completion.” AmpKicker.com

“Delay Trees aims to take you on a journey, musically speaking, carrying you on the wings of their harmonies into a distant land of pop resilience. This is when the album (Doze) begins to really take off, pushing your emotional state beyond recognition, into a hazy world of bliss and relaxation.” Austin Town Hall

 

 


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