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Christa Fletcher
Date
February 13, 2012
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Deluka

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Every now and then a song comes along that you like immediately and play for hours on end. The single “Cascade,” by Deluka, is one such song. If you catch a show by the indie band from the U.K., you’ll hear that it’s “guitar music you can dance to,” mixing rock elements with electronic beats. When we caught up with frontwoman, Ellie Innocenti, she chatted with us about the band’s 11-track album and the making of their music video for their single, “Cascade.” Now that the band, consisting of Innocenti (vocals), Kris Kovacs (guitar and synth), Robbie G. (bass) and Stevie J. Palmer (drums), has wrapped production on both projects, you’ll find them playing your soon-to-be favorite songs in New York and Los Angeles.

If there’s one thing we gleaned from the interview, it’s that Innocenti is friendly, introspective and a tad bit shy. She even owned up to her modesty when we asked about what she likes about being on stage. “When you’re lost in a moment, it’s an incredible feeling. I’m quite a shy person, but on stage, I get to be a different version of myself.” And, based on the hip vibe we’ve seen from her live performance (which you can watch below), the combo of her more shy songwriting self, with the sassy stage star is just the right mix. Versatility seems to be a trait of Deluka’s sound, aesthetic and bandmembers’ roles. Kovacs not only plays the guitar, he is an electronics expert and helps Innocenti write songs, providing even more variety in their sound.

Speaking of variety, Deluka’s music has it all, from melancholic pop songs, to guitar blazing dance tracks you’ll have on repeat. So where do these memorable lyrics and head-bobbing beats originate? For Deluka, they start with a rhythm brainstorm often inspired by guitar songs and then everything comes together lyrically. “Kris and I write all the songs up from the beat,” said Innocenti. “I just try to write about what I know, what I’ve seen and I like to collect the lyrics, then draw upon them when we’re in the studio.”

With tracks like “Come Back to Me,” “Nevada” and other songs from their EP showcase the band’s many talents in songwriting and clever use of intruments to blend genres. Deluka’s first music video, directed by Antoine Verglas, is, according to Innocenti, “a perfect video. He made it look awesome.” Check out the songs and photos below to discover more about Deluka.
Christa Fletcher

“Cascade”


“Come Back to Me”


“Nevada”


“Cascade” (Remix)


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Ellie Innocenti (Vocals)

Kris Kovacs (Guitar and Synth)

Robbie G

Stevie J. Palmer

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Get tour dates from Deluka's MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/deluka.

Check out their blog: ttp://delukaofficial.blogspot.com/.

Follow their latest updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/deluka.

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"Cascade"

You are with me when I’'m burning bright
And you're with me in the dim lit light
And you see me when I’m out of phase
I’m fork lightning on the dark days

I shake, awake, I made a mistake
I devastate sparks over the place
Pulse race, eyes glaze
You don't know you don't even know me

My heart beats like a drum
And I know I’'m not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don't know where you're coming from

My heart beats like a drum
And I know I'm not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don’t know where I’m coming from

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh

I want your temper when it's burning hot
Cause it hurts me like a thousand watts
You spit fire and it makes me run away
It cuts deep like a switchblade

Fade in, Fade out and don't make me shout
When words hit walls the lights go out
Lights crash, eyes flash
You don’t know you don’t even know me

My heart beats like a drum
And I know I'm not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don’t know where you're coming from
My heart beats like a drum
And I know I'm not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don't know where you're coming from

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh

My heart beats like a drum
And I know I’m not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don't know where you're coming from

My heart beats like a drum
And I know I'm not the only one
On off like a light switch
Sometimes I don't know where you’re coming from

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh, Oh Oh, Oh

Its all over, its all over
Its all over, its all over
Its all over, its all over
Its all over, its all over

Photo Credit: Todd Owyoung

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