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Indie pop band Delights bring their feel good anthems to Glasgow

Last week I headed down the spiral stairs of Broadcast to see Mancunian indie-pop band, Delights. After seeing they had sold out Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh the night before, I was excited for the night ahead.  The talent didn’t stop at the headliners, as Fife based Mosaics and Glasgow based Tempe completed a packed line-up for the evening.

Formed in 2017, Manchester based band, Delights, have recently signed to Modern Sky Records. Drawing on their musical influences from their parents and their own music tastes, they have created a very unique sound mixing both modern-day indie pop with a hint of 70s psychedelic influence. Their 2019 single Sometimes, Lately has gained almost half a million plays on Spotify alone. Dubbed ‘kaleidoscopic guitar janglers’ I don’t think there is any better way to describe them.

First to take the stage was Mosaics.

Mosaics @ Broadcast 02/09/2022

I genuinely thought that this band was incredible. The 5 piece band packed on to the stage and kicked the night off with their incredible sound. Straight away demonstrating why you always catch the support acts!

They had a very indie-pop sound with their catchy melodic guitar and heavy drums. The lead guitarist, Roy, was one of the highlights of the night, simultaneously playing some top quality guitar and keeping the crowd entertained with his guitar runs. They were a complete package, even handing out QR codes of their music after their set. My personal standouts were their latest single Can’t see you tonight as well as Next to you off their debut ep titled ‘mosaics EP’.

Perfect start to the night, and a very good performance from the lads from Fife. Definitely a band worth giving a go!

Second up, Tempe.

Tempe @ Broadcast 02/06/2022 (credit: @photosbyrrobyn)

The talent didn’t stop as Tempe came on stage. Starting off with the set with an unreleased track titled She’s Fake Mixtape, they straight away had me wanting a release date. A sound similar to the likes of The 1975, they got the crowd going with their catchy indie-pop tunes.

It was a stellar performance of On the Run, which was my personal highlight of the set, following on to a Good Life which gave the performance a cheesier happier feel to it. Their setlist mainly featured songs from their debut album, ‘Summer and Other Momentary Bliss’

The band seemed in good spirits too, having a laugh and even a dance with each other. They closed off the set with fan favourites Little Bit Crazy and Half Life World that set the crowd up nicely for the headline act, Delights.

Delights.

Delights @ Broadcast 02/06/22

Donned in a knitted cardigan, their lead singer, Adam Maxwell instantly provided a chilled feel-good atmosphere for the set with their easy, feel-good anthems. Adam showed his incredible talent as he played synth, keyboard and sang throughout the set.

The set featured some incredibly smooth vocals and fun guitar. Everyone in the crowd seemed to be having a great time, they played their new single and some of their debut ep, Telephone Baby. They capped off their set with a mashup of Careless Whisper (yes, by George Michael), amongst other classics, before finishing on their highly acclaimed single Sometimes, Lately which provided the perfect ending to a very strong night of music.

Currently on a UK tour, Delights have been packing out shows all over the place stopping at some festivals along the way. They release their latest track, Iris, on 09/06/2022 and it is sure to be a banger. A band I’m sure will go on to bigger stages!

A packed night of music with some really good talent on show. Thanks to the people at Broadcast and to the bands for performing.

Check out a playlist down below of all the bands from the evening’s line-up.

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