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The Delgados

The Delgados were a Scottish indie rock band comprised of Alun Woodward (guitar/vocals), Emma Pollock (guitar vocals), Stewart Henderson (bass) and Paul Savage (drums).

Hailed as one of most influential bands of their time, The Delgados formed in Scotland back in 1994 and were a firm favorite of the legendary John Peel, recording more than ten live sessions for his landmark Radio 1 show. The Delgados founded and ran their own independent label – Chemikal Underground – whose discoveries included Mogwai, Bis and Arab Strap – and released five critically acclaimed albums, including 2000’s Mercury Music Prize-nominated ‘The Great Eastern’, before disbanding in 2006.

“The Delgados were one of the UK’s most consistently excellent bands” BBC

“Their songs mixed indie with bittersweet, 1960’s pop sensibilities and lyrics rooted in Britain’s underclass“ The Guardian

“A consistently idiosyncratic troupe as bold and deserving of your love as the likes of The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev; The Delgados deserve a place in anti-pop royalty“ The Scotsman

“Rougher than Belle and Sebastien and lovelier than Mogwai, The Delgados craft orchestral maneuvers in the dark that leave bruises“ Spin Magazine

“The Delgados secret weapon, from their early noise-pop days to their big breakthrough, has always been a peculiary Scottish penchant for resigned, anthemic melodies“ Pitchfork

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