What a great debut from Delta Spirit. Put simply the standard of song writing and musicianship is of a very high standard and at times astonishingly good for a debut. The style is so diverse it is hard to pin down, but the way I would describe them is a mix of folk, country and rock with some intentional lo-fi roots and bluegrass thrown in too (maybe a californian Crowded house?) What is good to hear on this debut is that the tracks vary in style and tempo as so many debuts can feel very much the same throughout.
A reviewer before me has already described the tracks in detail so I wont repeat it, and naturally there are some tracks that you will prefer, but my advice is to persevere, especially as the crescendo middle eight found in track 10 is gorgeous, and is delivered with a subtlety that Coldplay seem to have forgotten recently.
This is one of the best debut music releases I have ever heard. I can see this band getting a lot of airplay on 6 music and maybe radio2. These guys deserve success and a good set at a summer music festival or two should see them get the exposure they deserve. This is one of those releases that had the warm sound of a future favourite as soon as i started listening. As far as publicity goes I have yet to see a video or a photo of the band and already i rate them highly, so based upon the music alone, this to me is a future classic.