Ever get in one of those moods where you need some really good music, but nothing is quite cutting it? Deluka has the perfect edge and is one of my new favorite bands.
And it’s not just because their name references a tough character in Pretty Woman and their lead singer, Ellie Innocenti, was super cool when I interviewed her for the article below.
Deluka combines upbeat electro-dance music with captivating lyrics and a dash of rock. And, who doesn’t enjoy some British flavor gone Brooklyn? Seriously, they can jam.
A Band to Make Your Heart Beat Like a Drum
Originally Published on Hear It Now at ChannelOne.com
Every now and then a song comes along that you like immediately and play for hours on end. The single “Cascade,” by Deluka, is one such song.
If you catch a show by the indie band from the U.K., you’ll hear that it’s “guitar music you can dance to,” mixing rock elements with electronic beats. When we caught up with frontwoman, Ellie Innocenti, she chatted with us about the band’s 11-track album and the making of their music video for their single, “Cascade.”
Now that the band, consisting of Innocenti (vocals), Kris Kovacs (guitar and synth), Robbie G. (bass) and Stevie J. Palmer (drums), has wrapped production on both projects, you’ll find them playing your soon-to-be favorite songs in New York and Los Angeles.
If there’s one thing we gleaned from the interview, it’s that Innocenti is friendly, introspective and a tad bit shy. She even owned up to her modesty when we asked about what she likes about being on stage. “When you’re lost in a moment, it’s an incredible feeling. I’m quite a shy person, but on stage, I get to be a different version of myself.”
And, based on the hip vibe we’ve seen from her live performance (which you can watch below), the combo of her more shy songwriting self, with the sassy stage star is just the right mix. Versatility seems to be a trait of Deluka’s sound, aesthetic and bandmembers’ roles group. Kovacs not only plays the guitar, he is an electronics expert and helps Innocenti write songs, providing even more variety in their sound.
Speaking of variety, Deluka’s album has it all, from melancholic pop songs, to the guitar blazing dance tracks you’ll have on repeat. So where do these memorable lyrics and head-bobbing beats originate? For Deluka, they start with a rhythm brainstorm often inspired by guitar songs and then everything comes together lyrically.
“Kris and I write all the songs up from the beat,” said Innocenti. “I just try to write about what I know, what I’ve seen and I like to collect the lyrics, then draw upon them when we’re in the studio.”
Tracks like “Come Back to Me,” “Nevada” and other songs from their EP showcase the band’s many talents in songwriting and clever use of intruments to blend genres. Deluka’s music video, directed by Antoine Verglas, is their first and, according to Innocenti, “It’s a perfect video. He made it look awesome.”
- Deluka — Listen Up! (spinner.com)