I frequently bang on about the perfect recipe for pure pop, and the new track from Eliza & The Delusionals appears to have concocted the perfect sonic dish with all the essential ingredients in their new track ‘Nothing Yet’. Shimmering, scything guitars ring out- picking, plucking, arpeggiating and power chording all in the mix – with Eliza Klatt’s yearning, soaring vocals adding a gold filigree to the luscious wash.
‘Nothing Yet’ has the same dream pop pedigree as Hatchie from the north, replete with the sort of monumental, mountainous choruses that are rousing and euphoric with velvet vocals dipped in melancholy.
Klatt says of the track:
We wanted to soundtrack that time in your life when all of your friends are falling in love, but you’re not, and you start questioning yourself and everything you do because you can’t seem to connect with those emotions as well.
Directed by Natalie Sim, the accompanying video is a suitable psychedelic and luminous performance piece that puts on display the band’s effervescence:
‘Nothing Yet’ is out now and available here to download and stream.
The band’s members are scattered across the NSW/Queensland border which has posed numerous challenges during the scattered lockdowns that have interrupted life. ‘Nothing Yet’ is proof positive that creativity cannot be caged.
You can catch Eliza & The Delusionals on tour in Australia:
Eliza & The Delusionals – National Tour
Sydney – Oxford Art Factory – Gallery Bar | Fri 14 January (early show)
Sydney – Oxford Art Factory – Gallery Bar | Fri 14 January (late show)
Melbourne – The Leadbeater Hotel | Sat 15 January
Brisbane – The Brightside | Sat 22 January
Gold Coast – Miami Marketta | Tues 25 January
Feature Photograph: Luke Henery