[ Rough Diamond / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 20 April 2018
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Delaney Davidson is a New Zealand Singer Songwriter, Musician, and Visual Artist. Artist Laureate of New Zealand 2015, three times winner of the NZ Country Music Song of the Year Award, awarded NZ Country Music Album Of The Year, finalist for the coveted NZ Apra Silver Scroll Award, and Winner of One Man Band Competition in Zurich.
Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, and the performance styles of distilled Johnny Cash and dead-pan Buster Keaton, Delaney synthesizes this into his own persona. A wry sense of humour, some theatre of unease, and a voice classed as "not conventionally beautiful" all combine to breathe life and space into the niche he has carved out for himself, winning him critical acclaim across the world for his original take on things.
The guitar and harmonica of his simple live show have become his trademark, a small battered suitcase as his props table for the magic show, looping sounds over each other to achieve the full drive of a juke band. Howlin Wolf meets Suicide. Reverbed vocals and the slap back beats he builds with his Ghost Orchestra capture the sound of Chicago's Chess Records.
UK label Glass Records Redux (home of Spaceman 3 and Spiritualized) has picked up 'Shining Day', Delaney's 9th solo album.
Featuring songs written by Davidson, 'Shining Day' also includes collaborations SJD and Neil Finn.
"Delaney is a real artist. Whether he is expressing himself with tender and haunting ballads or
abrasive garage energy every note counts and it's coming from somewhere deep and heartfelt. I was delighted to spend a couple of days in the studio…working on demos which had the magic, as first
ideas often do…" - Neil Finn
Strange I Know
Such a Loser
What Am I Doing Wrong (feat. Neil Finn)
Ever Gonna See
Ten Ton Forty Foot Carnival Girl
Shining Day (feat. SJD)
Washkas (feat. Nicole Izobel Garcia)
The World Is Mine (feat. SJD)
So Far Away