Delphina Kings is the latest of many outfits created by Chris and lyricist/bassist Andy Hoskinson since they met at high school in 2009. Says Andy, “this is the most honest we’ve ever been. I think in our hearts we’ve always been a frustrated grunge band”.
Joined by Chris’s brother Pete on drums and guitarist Charlie Dodson, they began building their vision. “Our sound was an accident”, recalls Chris. “We went in with this pop demo, but then we came up with this crazy, fuzzy guitar part. We thought people were going to hate it! But we went with it”. The risk paid off, earning debut single ‘Lovestruck’ a spot on the soundtrack of E4’s Made in Chelsea.
Word spread fast through the blogosphere. MusicRadar lauded the band’s “irresistible” sound. Interviews and sessions on BBC Introducing in Manchester and BBC Introducing in Merseyside followed.
Latest offering ‘Don’t Think This is Gonna Work’ was written and recorded in Chris’s Manchester flat. “We’ve only released singles so far, and we wanted to give people something longer to get their teeth into”, explains Andy. “An EP feels rebellious”, adds Chris. “We like that”.
“We make the music we want, regardless of what anyone else thinks”, says Andy. “That might be a bad idea, but we couldn't do it any other way”.