Pulling apart Eliza & The Delusionals

Often described as one of the most exciting groups to emerge from the Gold Coast, Eliza & The Delusionals have been making waves since their inception in early 2015 and quickly building momentum since the release of their debut EP ‘The Deeper End’ in 2017.  They have featured on the Bluesfest and Falls Festival line up and have supported a number of artists including Nothing But Thieves, City Calm Down, Luca Brasi, Dear Seattle and Tiny Little Houses.

Since we last spoke with the rising indie rockers they have been immersed in writing and recording and have just announced the release of their new track ‘Pull Apart Heart’ and single tour.  We caught up with Frontwoman Eliza Klatt ahead of the tour for a quick chat about all things Eliza & The Delusionals. 

Congratulations on signing with Cooking With Vinyl.  How has this been so far for you guys?

Thank you! We are very stoked – They’re an amazing team of people and we couldn’t be happier.  So many little dreams have become realities since we’ve been working with them.

You have just released your new single ‘Pull Apart Heart’, could you tell us a little bit about it?

I wrote Pull Apart Heart while I was going through a lot of personal changes – with myself and my relationships. I felt really emotionally exhausted and fragile and at times I guess I literally felt like my heart and emotions were being pulled apart from different places. 

How did it feel writing it, was it cathartic for you?

I guess I felt a little relieved – I was able to come up with a bit of a metaphor that kind of explains exactly how I was feeling.  It was nice to let emotions and feelings that had been sitting in me for a while out.

What was it like working on the single with Kon Kersting who has also produced tracks for Kingswood, WAAX and Mallrat?  

Kon is great! We’ve worked with him on our debut EP.  It’s always such a fun time in the studio with him, and I think having a fun vibe really helps everyone feel good in the studio.

‘Pull Apart Heart’ got a spin on triple J’s Good Nights, what has the response been to the track?

We were stoked to be played on Good Nights – We were all listening in and it was so nice to hear Bridget Husthwait’s kind words and so much love on the textline at the time.

The dates for your single tour have been announced and things are kicking off in October with Yours and Owls Festival.  Are there any dates you are particularly looking forward to? What can people expect with this tour?

Definitely Yours & Owls festival will be a highlight. We’ve been hoping to get onto the lineup of that one for a while. I think one of the shows we’re most keen for is definitely Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane. It’s close to a home show for us, and it’s such a great venue. Brisbane always turns it up whenever we play there as well, so we’re super excited for that. You can definitely expect to hear a lot of new songs!

So what is in store for Eliza & The Delusionsals for the rest of the year and beyond?

Without ruining any surprises, definitely new music. We’ve got a lot in the works at the moment along with heading overseas for some writing, so definitely stay tuned.

Eliza and The Delusionals will be performing at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Friday 1 November and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.  ‘Pull Apart Heart’ is out now and you can listen via all of the usual channels.

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