Delays are an English indie band formed in Southampton, consisting of brothers Greg and Aaron Gilbert, Colin Fox and Rowly. The band’s sound combines guitar and synths and features Greg Gilbert’s distinctive falsetto lead vocals. They have released four albums to date, the first three of which made the Top 30 in the UK Albums Chart.
The band were originally formed under the name Corky, citing amongst their influences British bands, Manic Street Preachers and The La’s. The original line-up consisted of Greg Gilbert, drummer Rowly, bassist Colin Fox and guitarist Dan Hall, who left before Greg’s brother Aaron Gilbert was invited to join.
Under the name Idoru, they were signed to Blanco y Negro and released one EP with the label, Safety in Numbers EP, in November 2001.
They changed to their present name before signing to Rough Trade Records, and released their debut single “Nearer Than Heaven” in 2003. The band’s debut album Faded Seaside Glamour was released in April 2004, and immediately broke into the Top 20 in the UK Albums Chart. On the back of support slots with bands such as Franz Ferdinand and the Manic Street Preachers, as well as their own worldwide tours, most of the band’s singles have reached the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart since their second single “Hey Girl” in July 2003
On 6 November 2012 the band went into the Rockfield Studios, Monmouth to begin recording their, as yet untitled, fifth studio album which is due for release sometime in early 2014. In an interview in July 2013, Greg Gilbert quoted the album as ‘their best’ and described the whole meaning behind the album. “This sounds like roots beneath the city shaking the buildings at night. This record is about being lost, and the dream of being found. It is our best record, and it tells the story of what we have been through.” They are set to release the first single from the album sometime in Autumn 2013 with the album to follow a few months later.