The Delta Riggs
The Delta Riggs are thrilled to be kicking off their Summer at QMF.
Since its release, the single ‘Out Of Place’ has scored rotation on triple j, and amassed over 130,000 plays on Spotify. An instant fan favourite and with its stomping beat and danceable energy, ‘Out of Place’ focusses on the importance of real, candid human connection in a digital age, and the unhealthy disconnect that is implicit in purely online relationships.
"’Out Of Place’ is a song about the relevancy of ones’ position in the modern world,” says Elliott Hammond. “In a time muddled up in what is real and what is fake, sometimes a real friend is all you need to be at peace with feeling out of place in any context".
The track follows a similar narrative to previous single ‘Fake That’ which served as a wake-up call for an age where Insta-fame, AR, and #fakenews dominate our digital realm. This sincere approach to songwriting saw ‘Fake That’ score a high rotation add on triple j leading into a sold out national headline tour, and clock up over 300k streams across platforms in just three months.
The new tracks follow the band’s acclaimed 2016 album ‘Active Galactic’, featuring the hit single ‘Baddest Motherfucker In the Beehive’ which has stacked up over 1.5 million Spotify streams since release. The Delta Riggs have also cut their teeth on some impressive live shows, having supported Foo Fighters, Kasabian, and Primal Scream, plus performing at Splendour In the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, and Festival of the Sun.
Despite modern pressures, The Delta Riggs have stayed true to themselves. They’ve remained busy on the road, meeting and performing for real people, listening to their stories and creating genuine connections. It’s these stories, mashed with sweat, swagger, and guitars that has influenced the band’s fourth self-produced record, due for release later this year.