British band Delays made their name in 2004, when they released their debut album ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’ on Rough Trade Records. It was a Top 20 album, and became one of the most critically acclaimed of that year. “First band in a decade to lay serious claim to the Stone Roses throne” (The Guardian), “Heavenly pop glory” (Q). Their second album ‘You See Colours’ (2006) entered the charts at number 24, sealing the bands notoriety as one of the most important new guitar bands in Britain, “shimmering pop perfection” (Q), “Delays soar above.” (NME), “You won’t hear a better album all year” (The Sun). In 2008, Delays released ‘Everything’s The Rush’ through Fiction Records. The making of this record changed the way they felt about music and became the reason they parted with Fiction Records to write their fourth album.
With the independent wind in their sails, Delays immediately started writing ‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’ in their hometown of Southampton. Inspired by the fear and excitement of independence, late nights in the New Forest and playing whilst the sun went down at the docks, their music breathes depth, ambition and integrity.