Kobadelta - When It Rains It Pours/The Tapestry
Kobadelta - When It Rains It Pours/The Tapestry

Some bands do extremely well by wearing one very dominant influence not just on their sleeves but all over their suits. Take Oasis for example: they loved the Beatles and they weren't afraid to show it. I get the overwhelming sensation that the five lads behind Kobadelta are huge Black Rebel Motorcycle Club fans and, on this showing, that's no bad thing. Lead track 'When It Rains It Pours' is a slab of leather clad, dark haired, cigarette in mouth doom rock filth. The kind of tune that you wouldn't let anywhere near your daughter in case it impregnated her with a sneer and a slow wink. 'The Tapestry', however, has more subtlety to it and creates a slightly Jekyll and Hyde sensation to the two 'sides' of the single. The climax of this second song sees the band descending in to a Doors-esque pit of hellish feedback and too-wasted-to-care vocals that are just dripping in Mr Mojo Risin'. Some may say that these guys have a limited set of influences but, if you ask me, pinning your colours to a mast that is one half BRMC and one half the Doors is pretty damn cool. More please.

Live dates:

30th May - Think Tank, Newcastle (supporting Splashh and Popstrangers)

12th July - The Cluny, Newcastle (with Bernaccia)