Give You Everything is out now!
Image: Luke Henery.
Australian indie-rockers Eliza & The Delusionals recently unveiled their new single, Give You Everything. Alongside the news the release came the news of the bands debut album Now And Then, set to arrive this May, and east coast tour dates.
To celebrate the release, the four-piece have shared with MILKY some live moments they've experienced that gave them everything. Full of treasured live music memories, both on stage and off, check out each band members most thrilling moments before catching them on tour next month.
“Myself and Eliza wrote this song with Sarah Aarons and John Hill when we were in LA at the start of 2020. We were sitting around John’s studio talking with Sarah about how we both have had similar bitter experiences within the music industry with certain people taking advantage of our benevolence. It was nice to be able to open up to someone who could also relate to that situation which made the whole writing process feel really natural and organic. It’s a collective favourite for us on the album and it really shaped the rest of the record thematically and sonically.” shares band member Kurt Skuse.
Coldplay/Viva La Vida Tour 2008/9 - It was my first concert, I think I was in grade 6 at school and so excited to go to the show. I had really just started to get into bands myself and I was so obsessed with Coldplay, so even going to the show was a dream come true. We were sitting all the way at the back of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and I was in awe the whole entire time.
I think for all of us a really fond memory of a live show was when we played with the Silversun Pickups at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. It was our second show in the US, and we had just arrived from a 36 hour day of travel the day before. I remember us walking into the venue to sound check and being blown away by the venue. It was stunning, and we all looked at each other and knew what we were all thinking - that it was honestly a dream come true.
For me it was playing at The Tivoli for the very first time. It’s such an iconic Australian venue and for someone growing up around music in Brisbane it’s definitely one of those bucket list venues that you always dream of playing.
I’ve seen so many of my favourite artists play there over the years so to be able to stand on the same stage and take it all in was very special to me. Career-wise it was also the largest venue we had played at the time supporting a band (Killing Heidi) that I had grown up listening to before I had even decided that music was what I wanted to pursue. That same show was also the first time that my mum had seen the band play together so that made it even more special.
The first one that came to mind was when I saw Green Day at Soundwave Festival in Brisbane at the start of 2014. I was 13 at the time and had just started trying to teach myself bass guitar. They headlined the festival and it was the biggest crowd I had ever seen in my life.
I was at the back on the stands and I remember just being mesmerised at the fact that a band can capture a crowd in such a way and make everyone feel connected with their music in their own unique way. I feel that was the moment where I wanted to be on that stage doing the same thing. I enrolled in bass lessons the week after.
For me, a live music moment that gave me everything was the first time I saw Coldplay at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane when I was in my early teens. I just remember the energy around the stadium before the show had started, and that 5 minute period where the house music cuts out right before the intro track started and having goosebumps and being fully in the moment.
I was in disbelief at how immersive the whole experience was. It literally stripped any second guessing - if there was any - of what I wanted to do, and I remember thinking that this was exactly what I wanted to do.
From a personal standpoint, a show that we have played as a band that really sticks out in my mind was when we played at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA supporting Silversun Pickups. I remember the crowd being so loud, and I had never experienced a crowd response like that before and the energy in the room was something special.
Give You Everything is out now!
TOURING WITH THE VANNS
Friday, 25th March Wollongong Uni Wollongong
Friday, 1st April Kambri @ ANU Canberra
ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS ALBUM TOUR DATES
Supported by Seaside
Saturday, 9th April The Leadbeater Melbourne Tickets
Sunday, 17th April The Brightside Brisbane Tickets
Friday, 22nd April OAF Gallery Sydney (Early Show) Tickets
Friday, 22nd April OAF Gallery Sydney (Late Show) SOLD OUT
Saturday, 23rd April La La La’s Wollongong Tickets
Sunday, 24th April Huxley’s Caringbah Tickets