Artist: The Black Delta Movement

by on 10th November 2016

(Pic: Syd Young)

Years Active:

2010 – Present


Matt Burr (vocals / guitar)
Dom Abbott (guitar)
Sarah Shiels (bass)
Chris Iyer (drums)
Kev Moss (keys / guitar)

Liam Kerman
Jacob Tillison
Joe Gray


The Black Delta Movement are a heavy garage rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Hull.

Formed in July 2010, The Black Delta Movement played their first show at Hulls Freedom Festival and released their first EP 3 months later. The BDM went on to release three more EPs and three singles in subsequent years, all to sell-out launch parties.

The Black Delta Movement’s music is characterised by soaring vocals with choppy, fuzz-laden and reverb-heavy guitars all backed by a heavy rhythm section.

Having played 200 shows since their formation, The Black Delta Movement have built up a solid reputation as an outstanding live act. The band have supported the likes of The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Stranglers, Kaiser Chiefs, Temples, Drenge, Toy, The View, Shaun Ryder, Jefferson Airplane and Steve Harley.

Their releases have gained the interest of such influential characters as Liz Kershaw (6Music), Steve Lamacq (6Music), Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ), and have been played on KCRW. [And best of all on OUR radio show! – HMA Editor]

Two successful shows in Moscow, Russia in 2015 led to the band being approached by Russian producer Ilya Mazaev, who, having seen their live act, asked if he could record the band. This resulted in a recording which is also ready for release.

The Black Delta Movement have built a solid reputation as a live act and have headlined Hull’s Freedom Festival as well as performing at several other major festivals.

Their debut full length release Preservation was released via frontman Matt Burr’s Clubbed Thumb label in March 2018.

(Black Delta Movement / Hull Music Archive)



Preservation (LP, CD) – Clubbed Thumb, 2018

Singles / EPs

Seven Circles (12″ orange vinyl, CD EP) – self released, 2016

The Trip (7″ pink splatter vinyl) – self released, 2014

Ghost Dance (CD EP)self released, 2013

Lavender House (CD EP) – self released, 2012

Peach Flavoured Hand Grenade (CD EP) – self released, 2011

The Messenger (CD single) – self released, 2011

God In Exile (CD EP) – self released, 2010