Gig Review | Delights @ Mash House

Delights Edinburgh show

“Delights should be a new band to add to your playlists.”


First to take to the Mash House stage were Figurines, another Edinburgh based group. The quartet are definitely no strangers to playing live, having performed in so many Edinburgh venues already. Their setlist was filled with original material, showcasing their stellar songwriting skills, and immense music making abilities. Figurines are formed by James Douglas on drums, Tal Liston-Smith on bass, Ben Vaughan on guitar vocals with Josh Vaughan on lead vocals and as frontman.

Included in their setlist were released songs like ‘So I’m Told‘, ‘Green‘ and most recent release ‘Something To Prove‘. This latest addition to their addictive discography has reached nearly 5,000 streams since its release in April of this year. Keep an eye out on their Instagram for future releases and upcoming shows. You can catch Figurines play a variety of covers and their own mesmerising material at two residencies at Edinburgh’s Stramash and Whistlebinkies every alternate Tuesday.


As their first ever show as a band, Edinburgh based band Fishbowl took to the stage as the second support bands of the night. Instantly stunning the growing crowd within the Mash House, Fishbowl boasted all of their own original material. Even though this particular musical project is newly formed, each member has a vast range of musical talents and have participated in other bands. Fisbowl consists of Kirstie and Zain both on vocals, Rory on guitar, Murray on bass and George on drums.

Kirstie, Rory and Murray all played in the recently separated Attic Days so it was really interesting to see what they’d each get up to next. The band describe themselves as “chill-funk” and they demonstrated just that. Each song had an accompanying anecdote or story while instruments were tuned, and simply to build rapport with the audience. They’re definitely a band that will cater for a range of music tastes. You can see them for yourself on July 27th where they will play another support slot, this time for Samuel Nicholson. This next gig is part of King Tut’s Summer Nights series, playing host to Scotland’s best upcoming bands and artists.


For the first night of their tour, headliners Delights walked onto the stage to the sound of cheers and clapping from all around the intimate venue. The packed out room gave off an incredible atmospheric feel, showing how popular Delights are, and will continue to be. The five-piece instantly began playing their setlist full of their catchiest and most popular tracks. This included songs from 2022 record “Cool Sports“. This album by Delights is home to two of their biggest hits so far, ‘1989‘ and ‘Tender‘.

Both tracks were incredible to hear in a live setting. ‘Sometimes, Lately‘ was also a really great live track to hear. Towards the end of their set, Delights performed a cover of ‘Lady – Hear Me Tonight‘. The track, originally by Modjo, had everyone singing along. Delights are just another band to add to the growing list of talent coming from Manchester. Their predominantly indie identity is infectious and so pleasant to listen to. If you’re a fan of funk and psychedelic infused groovy tracks, then Delights should be a new band to add to your playlists.