Imperious sounding Portland quintet bring new album to the UK

The Delines head out on the road at the end of this month to promote latest release ‘The Imperial.’  Fans of the group will no doubt be excited at the prospect of seeing them since their last UK tour back in 2015. That lengthy hiatus is down to the horrific injuries sustained by lead singer, Amy Boone, shortly afterwards. She’s spent most of the last three years having extended treatment and rehab following a horrible car crash which caused both of her legs to be severely broken.  

Speaking recently to Americana-UK’s Del Day, Willy Vlautin said that what sustained the band’s spirit in the interim was knowing they had most of their sophomore album already in the can. He also explained what he’d been up to for the last few years, as well as the debt ‘The Imperial’ owed to producer, John Askew.

“I wrote a lot of songs in that time, we recorded some instrumentals, I worked on a novel, and all the other guys went their own way. We all had to, but the producer, John Askew never forgot about the record. He remixed it and rethought about the record so much and helped it so much that it never really left our minds. I can’t say enough great things about Askew. He’s helped the band from the beginning, from song selection, instrumentation, to artwork.”

This time out the Delines will perform as a five-piece band. Aside from Willy Vlautin, The Delines will comprise Amy Boone on vocals, Sean Oldham on drums, Freddy Trujillo on bass, and Cory Gray on trumpet and keyboards.

The Delines Tour Dates:

Jan 23 Ballincollig Winter Music Festival, CORK
Jan 24 Roisin Dubh, GALWAY
Jan 25 Liberty Theatre, DUBLIN
Jan 26 Open House Festival, BELFAST
Jan 27 Celtic Connections Festival, GLASGOW
Jan 28 Gosforth Civic, NEWCASTLE
Jan 29 The Greystones, SHEFFIELD
Jan 30 Howard Assembly Room, LEEDS
Jan 31 Unitarian Church, LIVERPOOL
Feb 1 The Met, BURY
Feb 2 Portland Arms, CAMBRIDGE
Feb 3 The Railway, WINCHESTER (2 Shows)
Feb 4 Hen & Chicken, BRISTOL
Feb 5 The Jazz Cafe, LONDON
Feb 6 The Haunt, BRIGHTON

Photo by Jason Quigley

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