Reviews

HOLD FAST THE FIRE (ALBUM)

4 stars – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Heart-warming and beautiful second album from Brighton’s genius post-country band… specialising in beautifully melancholic country that gets through to your inner soul.” – Louder Than War 

“These ten melancholy masterpieces have one thing in common: after a single listen, they seem like old acquaintances. Fantastically beautiful.” – Connaisseur Vinylkatalog 

“While The Delta Bell consistently conjure up familiar sounds on this record, they do so in a way that’s truly their own… If sophisticated sadness is your thing then this is the record for you!” – Brighton’s Finest

“Sounds like an Americana band who grew up listening to the Velvet Underground” – Brighton Music Blog, Interview with The Delta Bell

“Scuzzy-country sound and wonderful down-home vocals” – album launch review, Brighton Source

Brighton Music Blog 2017 Top 25

Brighton Rocks #13 : The Delta Bell

BOW OUT OF THE FADING LIGHT (ALBUM)

“With strong material that moves effortlessly between folk goth, gospel and Beautiful South-like pop, Bow out of the Fading Light hooks the listener more with each play. A finely crafted, well-rounded album” – Folk Radio UK

“An original collection of thoughtful folk-pop that combines pedal steel & harmonium imbued tunes, flecked with alt-country, gospel & classic 60s girl group stylings…. very much a British original” – Beat Surrender

“Songs that keep on giving…an album which will allow you to explore the depths for many plays to come and another fix will take the edge off anticipating the next one. Heartily recommended” – Fatea

“A record that oozes with stripped back, unconditional organic class. It has the drive of alt-country and lure of iconic pop. In essence it brings the talents of The Delta Bell to the fore and the music environment is a better place for its presence.” – Three Chords and the Truth

“That voice, dripping with darkness and melancholy, underpinned by an inherent understanding of emotion, takes us through each track with enough elegance to exert beauty, and enough imperfection to draw a sense of harsh reality.” – For The Country Record

2015 Best Of Lists

Proper Music Distribution – Top 100 albums 2015, and Top 50 indie albums 2015

Three Chords and the Truth – Top 40 albums 2015

Brighton Music Blog – Top Ten 2015

WASTED (SINGLE)

4 stars – Rolling Stone Germany

“A home grown style of Americana that seems to come straight out of Nashville (where they should be sitting up and paying heavy attention to this band). Their debut single Wasted is a gorgeous slice of classic alt-country.” – Brighton Music Blog

“Wasted is a dream of a song at the interface of girl group pop and bittersweet country (with a beautiful pedal steel by Andrew Blake). The flipside is a purely acoustic folk ballad, also a pearl. Cries out for an album!” – Connaisseur Vinyl Katalog (full review)

 

“Echoing a more soulful, old school country sound, UK-based singer-songwriter Kate Gerrard represents a fascinating combination of musical factors. Singing in (mostly) her own British accent with hints of transatlanticism, her voice simultaneously recalls the jazzy, soulful black American singers of the 1960s as she floats along a soundscape of traditional (albeit bluesy) country, complete with wailing pedal steel and drone resonator.” – For The Country Record (full review)

Fatea’s video of the month April

Drowned In Sound singles round up

CARRY US HOME (SINGLE)

“If gospel music had been invented in England and was traditionally sung around a campfire on a lazy summer evening, then I imagine it might have sounded a bit like this” – Kathryn Tickell (Amazing Radio)