Buffalo, NY post punk/new wave band Deluxxe have released their new single “Queen of Hearts“.
It’s the first taste of their upcoming debut album ‘If You Were Me‘, due out on September 22 through Avant! Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Formed by Mason and Greg, and later completed with Nick, Bailey and Mackenzie, they share members of Oi and hardcore bands such as Violent Way, Bad Blood and Exhibition.
Listeners can note their punk background in the music, but it’s the love for new wave, post punk, darkwave, and goth that led the creation of ‘If You Were Me’. The Chameleons and The Sound are two main references here, but that whole cold dimension is rocked by a strong pop vein reminiscent of After The Snow-era Modern English, and occasionally enhanced by an hoarseness typical of a young Paul Weller.
Passionate lyricism, proper of Echo And The Bunnymen, and hopeless romanticism à la Sad Lovers And Giants, get balanced by sharp songwriting, keeping everything in perfect order.
Stream “Queen of Hearts” below.
If You Were Me Tracklist:
- Waiting For a Sign
- Queen of Hearts
- In Another Place
- Moving On
- Sweet With Sin
- Phantom Figure
- Common Ground
- Lightning in a Bottle