Photo Credit: James Adams
Having just completed a run of shows in support of the “Surgery of Love” single, The Delta Riggs have announced the release of their new album Active Galactic
and a comprehensive run of dates throughout Australia.
Watch/Listen "Surgery of Love" Here
Watch the "Active Galactic Behind the Scenes Video" here
Active Galactic, produced by the band and Jason Hollis, will be released August 26 on Inertia Music. The Riggs’ third studio LP features 13 new cuts that run the gamut of musical genres from the Rolling Stones inspired “Surgery of Love”, the disco-rock of “Never Seen This Before” and the high powered N*E*R*D infused “Baddest Mother Fucker in the Beehive”. Active Galactic was recorded in isolation at The Grove Studios
north of Sydney in just nine days, mixed in Melbourne and mastered in Los Angeles.
On the recording process, Monte explains
“It was super peaceful where we recorded; you feel ostracised from anything else in the universe. It’s important for us to really dive into the recording process without distraction. Vibe is key. It’s almost as paramount as the music. After nine days, cocktails at 5pm, suits at 6pm, a few minor disagreements and some intergalactic good times later – we had finished what we believe to be our finest work to date. Then we went to LA, which is a whole other story.”
The growth from the band’s previous record, Dipz Zebazios, to Active Galactic is evident as this new album shows a band assured in its trajectory in musical life, and takes a strong step forward in an ever-growing career.
Active Galactic is available for pre-order now from thedeltariggs.bandtshirts.com.au, and comes with exclusive Pre-Order Packs including the opportunity to have Monte cook you and your friends dinner in Sydney or YOU and Simon (Showbiz) creating a one off piece of art in Melbourne Or YOU and Elliott cruising in LeFonda (his 1963 Chrysler Newport coup..)…or shooting the breeze and a bar tab with Rudy (Alex). Plus the only opportunity to get into the exclusive Active Galactic launch parties set in intimate, secret disco rock locations around the country.
In conjunction with the album announcement, The Delta Riggs are taking the Active Galactic Tour around the country from September. Presented by triple j, the trek will run across three months, over 20 cities and leave no stone unturned.