|Delays | Middlesbrough Town Hall | 30/09/03|
The band's intoxicating tunes and perfect harmonies are never demonstrated better than in stunning new song On; as Greg alternates between spinning around the stage and adding his distinctive vocals to those of Colin and Aaron, the music weaves and builds to a crescendo like some sort of enchanting fairground organ, but a million times more melodic.
It's almost enough to make you forget that there are still a few people chattering around you, but not quite - until the lads launch into debut single Nearer Than Heaven with a passion and an enthusiasm so evident and contagious that even the obviously inebriated gentleman beside me can be heard yelling to his companions, 'I liked that one!'
Some of us, however, are more than content to leave the alcohol for later; Delays' spellbinding melodies and hypnotic performance are quite intoxicating enough on their own.
A million thanks to the lovely Delays boys and to Mike. Visit www.theDelays.co.uk for more information.
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