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No Rest For The Wicked

By John Bones on June 7, 2011 in Arts

They say there’s no rest for the wicked and this couldn’t be truer for iniquitous rock ‘n’ roll throwbacks The Delta Riggs. Days after winding up the Four to the Floor tour with fellow blues-rockers Black Devil Yard Boss, The Riggs headed into Sydney’s 301 Studios to lay down their new EP, Talupo House Sessions Vol. 1, joined by US producer dp13.

Out on June 3, Talupo House Sessions Vol. 1 is the first of two EPs to be released in 2011, taking both title and inspiration from the rural NSW farmhouse The Delta Riggs used as a writing haven in 2010.

As a band with a burgeoning live reputation, The Delta Riggs have captured their frenetic energy with the majority of the EP being recorded in a single ‘live’ session.

Not wasting anytime, The Delta Riggs will once again head on the road to herald the release of Talupo House Sessions Vol. 1, and will play a free gig at the Lansdowne Hotel on Friday, June 10.

The Beast caught up with The Riggs’ guitarist Aaron Jackson during the month…

The Delta Riggs in a sentence is… a rock and roll band.

First memory of music… My dad listening to Daddy Cool, ACDC and Creedence records loud at barbecues after an ale or two.

First album you bought… I was lucky enough to have an older brother who worked and bought lots of good punk records whilst I was still in primary school, so I stole a lot of CDs from him. I think the first CD I actually bought myself was ‘From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah’ by Nirvana when I was 11.

Song that gives you goosebumps… ‘Baby 2’ by the Drones. Actually, pretty much anything Gareth Liddiard.

Fave driving album/s… Oasis ‘Definitely Maybe’ and Black Rebel Motor Club ‘Howl’.

A Delta Riggs highlight… England was great. We got to meet and hang out with a lot of great people. We tend to make a lot of highlights together on the road whilst in those ‘lowlight’ moments.

If you could pick a supergroup its members would be… Supergroup’s are so 2010.

Sydney bands giving you the good tingles at the moment… Straight Arrows.

Fave Sydney venue… Oxford Arts is always great because of some good friends we’ve made there.

Band or genre that gives you an ice-cream headache… Bands that state ‘electro’ and ‘disco beats’ together as if it’s a good thing.

If you bowed to corporate sponsorship it would be to advertise… Sensible shoes.

Your dream bill for a night (The Delta Riggs included of course)… Bill Murray.

An unknown Delta Riggs fact… We have no radio in the van so we are getting really good at freestyle rapping or as some people may call it, ‘beat poetry’.

What next for The Delta Riggs… We’ve got an EP and a full length coming out before the end of the year. Keep an eye out.

To find out more about The Delta Riggs visit www.thedeltariggs.com or www.facebook.com/thedeltariggs.

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