Delta Sleep releasing ‘Ghost City,’ touring (watch the “Sans Soleil” video)
UK band Delta Sleep are part math rock, part emo, but not in the usual Kinsella-inspired “Midwest emo” way. They kinda sound like a cross between Minus the Bear and The Progress, and if that comparison excites you in any way, Delta Sleep will probably get you feeling pretty nostalgic. Their sophomore album Ghost City comes out next week (8/10) via Big Scary Monsters (pre-order), and ahead of its release, we’re premiering the video for “Sans Soleil.” It was directed by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Devin Yüceil and it stars Mehmet Günsür. Here’s what Devin tells us about it:
The idea for the video came about when my uncle, and famous Turkish actor, Mehmet Günsür (Memo) told me he wanted to be in one of our music videos. After months of creative brainstorming I came up with a rough storyboard that would allow us to a) collaborate with various members of our family and friends, in 4 different locations, as well as b) stick to our insanely low budget which just about covered my flights.
The forest and ocean scenes were shot in Istanbul by the Black Sea. All of my Turkish family were involved in the shoot in one way or another. We had to pick up this massively heavy door from the drama department of my Aunt’s university in the heart of the old city, squeeze it down 5 narrow flights of stairs, then drive it the complete opposite side of the city, where we carried it into the middle of nowhere. In Rome we shot in the basement of Memo’s apartment block, which felt like a huge post-apocalyptic storage unit. Then Memo came over to London and Brighton where we shot all the night time city shots, and final scenes with the band.
The story of the video is a big dream sequence, where Memo travels through a series of doorways and portals from one location to another. It’s basically like Narnia meets Radiohead’s “Daydreaming” video by Paul Thomas Anderson. At first Memo is lost and confused by his whereabouts, but ends up connecting the dots and piecing together the sequence of locations to finally find the way out.
I’m so proud and happy with how the video came out, it was a pleasure to make and to collaborate with so much of my family and friends.
Delta Sleep are set to tour the US soon, including NY/NJ shows at Asbury Park Brewery on 8/28 with local math rockers Vasudeva and Hodera (tickets), Flemington DIY on August 29, and Brooklyn’s Goldsounds on September 1 with local math rockers Invalids and local post-rockers Cavallo (tickets). All dates are listed below.
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Delta Sleep — 2018 Tour Dates
16th – Arctangent // Bristol // UK
23rd – Chicago // Beat Kitchen // US
24th – Ann Arbour, Michigan // Blind Pig // US
25th – Columbus // Big Room // US
26th – Pittsburgh // The Fun House // US
27th – State College, Pennsylvania // House Party // US
28th – Asbury Park, New Jersey // Asbury Park Brewery // US
29th – New Jersey // Flemington DIY // US
30th – Philadelphia // Johnny Brenda’s // US
31st – Boston // The Middle East // US
1st – New York // Gold Sounds // US
14th – Oxford, The Wheatsheaf // UK *
15th – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint // UK *
16th – Bristol, The Exchange // UK *
20th – Brighton, Castle Street Snooker Hall // UK *
21st – London, Bush Hall // UK *
22nd – Leeds, Temple of Boom // UK *
23rd – Southampton, Joiners // UK *
* w/Tangled Hair