Singled Out: Those Delta Wolves – Whispers

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Whispers is the brand new single from Those Delta Wolves. The track is a funky little number, with a very passionate and heartfelt vocal delivery – you can really feel the emotion and force behind the vocals and it makes for a memorable and striking performance. Instrumentally, it’s a powerful track too, and although it may not be the most technical piece out there, it doesn’t need to be – it is hard-hitting enough without needing any showy bits to detract attention from the rest of the piece.

Those Delta Wolves have created something to be proud of with this song, so wanting to find out more, we caught up with them for an insight into the track.

In a few days, you will be releasing your new single Whispers. What’s the story behind the track?
Ben had been watching some documentary about the West Memphis 3 – three men who were tried and convicted as teenagers, in 1994, of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. A number of documentaries have been based on the case, and celebrities and musicians have held fundraisers in the belief that they were innocent. They were released in 2011 with 10-year suspended sentences, having served 18 years in prison. There have been numerous criticisms by professionals over how the case was handled. Having researched the story, Jonny then put pen to paper and wrote the lyrics for Whispers. The story seemed to fit perfectly with the mood and sound of the track.

Can you describe your writing and recording process for it?
Aaron came in to practice with a riff. We warmed up messing around with it and the rest of us built up our own parts to create the songs arrangement. This is usually how it happens with most songs. Any one of us will come up with a riff or parts of a song and we will play around with it until it feels ‘right’.

Sometimes one of us will bring a pretty much completed song to practice and not much will be changed before the final arrangement is agreed. However, no matter how the songs do come to their final arrangement, as a band we genuinely agree upon all of our songs. The sound that we are forging really is a sound that the four of us have in our heads and from our time in previous bands, we realise that this is a rare and powerful thing that we intend to nurture.

What made you choose that song as a single?
We have decided to release a few singles, rather than an EP as we are looking to write and release an
album in 2016. We just so happened to agree on this one first.

You’re also going to be releasing an exclusive video that will only be given away with physical copies
of the single. I think it’s a great idea as it gives supporters a little extra, but what made you decide to
do that as opposed to sharing it with a wider audience?

The video will be shared on YouTube eventually and the single will be available for download on 1/11/15; however, the whole point behind 50 limited edition physical copies and having the video available to download along with it was to reward the fans that have regularly supported us in our relatively short time as a band. Along with the video, other downloads available to the select 50 will be poster designs, lyrics and some band photos.

Whilst I won’t ask you to reveal any details about what happens in the video, are there any interesting
anecdotes from filming it?

The video mainly reflects the lyrics and the mood of the track. There is a short cameo picture of the West Memphis 3 and the video hints to key parts of the story. As we have done most of our own music videos, we are limited by budget when it comes to seeing our ideas come to fruition.

And finally what are Those Delta Wolves’ plans for the rest of 2015/2016?
We have some gigs booked in – including Halloween at the 360 Club Leeds which is the single release. Outside of gigs our main focus is continuing to write new material and find a way to record and release an album in 2016.

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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