RYL: Your debut EP “Resolutions to Follow” will be released the 22nd june, what do you expect from its release?
Sirens in the Delta: We’re not sure really, we just wanted to showcase a mixture of our stuff, some older songs, and some newer ones.
We hope that people like it and that we can continue to get gigs and tours from it!
RYL: what “Halo” means for you?
Sirens in the Delta: Halo was written a while ago, before the band was fully formed which seems like a really long time ago! It was written on Halloween too, just for information.
Lyrically the song can be related to whatever you want it to, it’s basically about letting someone/something in and it messing you up, it isn’t necessarily about a relationship.
RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all your songs?
Sirens in the Delta: Not really, they are all built from experiences and things we have seen/heard, but they can be about anything!
RYL: When you first started to make music?
Sirens in the Delta: Katie and Rich have been writing together for a few years, mainly just doing acoustic stuff for a dafty. Sirens in the Delta have been making music for about two years. All members have been in previous bands, so been making music separately for years!
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Sirens in the Delta: There’s always a starting point, whether it be a riff, melody or drum beat that starts the ball rolling, from that we all put our parts in. Sometimes Katie, Gav and Rich will have a drunken writing session, or the whole band will jam it out together.
Katie has a little book of lyrics that she whips out when we’re writing new stuff.
RYL: Do you remember the day you wrote “Dirty Words”?
Sirens in the Delta: Yes, very clearly. Rich had the riff ready and showed it to the band. Katie had been speaking to one of her friends, regarding a very well known ‘dating’ site, where people look at a picture and say yes or no, some of the pictures were not of people’s faces…..this inspired the lyrics to Dirty Words.
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Sirens in the Delta: We all have to be happy, that’s the main thing. If one member of the band isn’t happy then we need to make them happy otherwise the band wouldn’t work.
Plus, we all need to continue to love what we’re doing, that’s very important!
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
Sirens in the Delta: We all have different favorites, so that’s a hard one! ‘Casus Belli’ is a good one to get some anger out, or ‘Dirty Words’ is a catchy light hearted one. Can we say all of them?
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?
Sirens in the Delta: Our newest song is a song called ‘Profit’ it hasn’t been recorded or anything, but we are going to start gigging it and we reckon you’re going to love it.
RYL: Tell us more about “Weapon”…
Sirens in the Delta: Weapon is just an all-out rock song, no glitter or sparkles. Its focus point is the heavy guitars; it gives everyone the chance to go a bit mental when we play it live.
The lyrics aren’t particularly poignant or meaningful; they just complement the song.