Delta Riggs Modern Pressure album cover“You can tell Mister Townshend that I’m the pinball wizard!”

The Delta Riggs brandish their rock’n’roll influences throughout Modern Pressure, their self-produced fourth record.

From early Kasabian (opener Bright As The Sun) to The Stones (Don’t You Frown) and Oasis (the title track) to The Strokes (Fake That‘s shiny riff), these pockets of déjà vu are somehow completely transformed at the hands of Delta Riggs – voodoo magic?

Brass invades stand-out Out Of Place, there’s mad harmonica on Settle Down, and even those with two left feet will surrender to Sunshine Dancing. Elliott Hammond’s versatile vocal delivery traverses seductive whispers, unhinged yowls and speak-singing (with plenty of ‘tude).

The Delta Riggs have swag to spare and should explode as a result of Modern Pressure.

Modern Pressure by The Delta Riggs is out now via Inertia.

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