The Newcastle quintet of psychedelic rockers, Kobadelta, have been making some rather large metaphorical waves in the music industry lately -performing a live session for BBC Introducing, supporting bands like Superfood and Temples, whilst also making appearances at various UK festivals. All of these accreditations are proven worthy in their latest track ‘Blame It All On Me’ which heralds elements of dark psychedelia and haunting nostalgia, brought together in an equally as hallucinogenic music video.
With similarities to bands like The Wytches, ‘Blame It All On Me’ opens with the chime of discordant guitars before the despairing, almost dead-pan vocals of lead singer Dom Noble slice through the track. There’s definitely a sense of dark undertones, with the lyrics “If you go down to the woods today, ignore what the TV has to say” almost mocking the classic Teddy Bear’s Picnic children’s song, whilst addressing the effect mass media has on us. Accompanied by chilling instrumentation, the whole track has a sinister tone to it that demands attention.
Described as ‘frantic and feral’ by the likes of NME, ‘Blame It All On Me’ and the sounds of Kobadelta truly are that, with extreme changes in emotion, mood and tone. The band’s latest EP Open Visions was released last month and, containing all of this in abundance, can be heard here.