EP Review: Eliza And The Delusionals | The Deeper End

It’s been a big year for local indie-rock four piece Eliza And The Delusionals. As well as appearing at BIGSOUND, heading overseas to play Canadian Music Week and touring the country with Killing Heidi, Eliza Klatt and the Delusional lads have also been busy on the recorded music front, culminating in the release of their brand new five track release, ‘The Deeper End’.

An early highlight is the track ‘19’, a well-crafted, pop-rock belter with the chorus of “Nineteen in the same place, still making the same mistakes” setting the template early for the EP’s running theme of the trials and tribulations of interpersonal relationships while transitioning into adulthood.

‘Deep End’, the current single, is a tale of one sided devotion, which Eliza herself describes as: one person putting more into a relationship than the other. Not necessarily romantic relationships, but the idea of someone literally putting their life on hold to love someone.” It’s a catchy as hell fuzz-punch of a number featuring plenty of cascading, energetic riffing.

‘Cigarette’ is a brooding, moody burner with punchy drumming, while ‘Falling Out’ delivers another hook laden dose of crunchily melodic alterna-rock.

Another high watermark moment is the recent single, ‘Salt’, which was nominated as a finalist in the prestigious ‘song of the year’ category at this year’s Gold Coast Music Awards. It’s a fuzzy pop delight, dripping with sassy thrills aplenty.

With ‘The Deeper End’, Eliza And The Delusionals have delivered a solidly crafted set of retro-tinged indie rock with equals doses of melody and bite. If you’re into the sound of the 90’s crossover alternative rock scene, championed by bands of the ilk of Veruca Salt, then look no further.

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