LA’s Grouplove have smashed their way into 2020 with the unapologetically relentless ‘Delter’, fueled by pounding keys, squalling guitar lines, and lightning-fast drumming.
Recorded at El Paso, Texas’ famed Sonic Ranch with producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer), the track heralds the band’s highly-anticipated new album, due later this year. On the personal, political and powerful track, the voice of Christian Zucconi questions everything around him: faith systems, his sense of belonging, communities and his own psyche.
The accompanying video to ‘Deleter’ is just as provocative – a colourful visual directed by Chris Blauvelt, who served as cinematographer on Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s.
FMS favourites since their self-titled debut EP dropped through our letterbox in 2011, along with debut single ‘Colours’, Grouplove have continued to take the world by storm. That same year saw the release of their RIAA gold-certified debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song, highlighted by ‘Colours’ and second breakthrough single ‘Tongue Tied’; the latter reaching #1 on Billboard’s ‘Alternative Songs’ chart, marking Grouplove’s first chart-topper.
Grouplove have spent much of their existence performing their undeniably energetic live shows to crowds around the globe, including worldwide headline treks, countless festival appearances and every massive stage from Coachella and Lollapalooza, to Glastonbury and Bonnaroo. Thankfully, they still made time to release more albums, with Spreading Rumours arriving in 2013, followed by 2016’s Big Mess.
Fronted by singer/keyboardist Hannah Hooper and her husband, singer/guitarist Christian Zucconi, Grouplove are completed by Andrew Wessen, Daniel Gleason, Benjamin Homola. The band will return to the road in 2020.
In the meantime, you can read our Big Mess interview with Grouplove HERE.
‘Deleter’ is out now via Canvasback Music/Parlophone Records.