You may not have heard of The Delta Riggs yet, but you need to. With their frills free, back to basics approach to music, they’re like a breath of fresh air on the contemporary landscape.

The Blue Mountains based rockers are about release their debut EP, simply titled The Delta Riggs EP, and a companion 7 inch single “Soul Train.” Oh how refreshing to find an act releasing a 7 inch! To save dusting off your record player though, you can actually get “Soul Train” for free in modern MP3 format by right-clicking this link.

Trust me, you want to click this link. The intro reminded me of The Spencer Davis Group, the vocals are like Gavin Degraw with stacks more grit, but no comparisons really do these guys justice. You just need to hear them! And if you like what you hear, you need to see them live. Catch The Delta Riggs at the following shows.

11 March 2010 – Old Manly Boat Shed, Sydney
13 March 2010 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
14 March 2010 – Secret Garden Festival, Camden
20 March 2010 – Oxford Tavern, Wollongong
1 April 2010 – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains (Residency)
3 April 2010 – Park Hotel, Bathurst
15 April 2010 – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains (Residency)
16 April 2010 – World Bar, Sydney
22 April 2010 – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains (Residency)
29 April 2010 – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains (Residency)

Both The Delta Riggs EP and “Soul Train” 7” vinyl will be released on March 26. The EP will be available through iTunes and independent record stores, with the vinyl is available through the Delta Riggs website. Both EP and vinyl will be sold at the shows too, which is even more incentive to catch the gigs!

Image used with permission from Andy Kent & Associates