Quite simply, the most important group to ever have come out of Scotland whose legacy has brought so much joy to so many people over the years.
The Delgados were more than a band. They were, and remain, an institution thanks to the establishment of Chemikal Underground.
Five studio LPs, sixteen singles, one live CD and a Peel Sessions collection is what they left behind on their own account.
Arab Strap (and solo careers for Moffat and Middleton), Mogwai, The Phantom Band, Bis, Aereogramme and RM Hubbert are just a small sample of those singers and groups who owe just about everything to Alun Woodward, Emma Pollock, Paul Savage and Stewart Henderson.
I’ve tried and failed miserably at least four times to come up with an ICA. Maybe I just need to feature them in depth at some point in the future.
From The Great Eastern LP, released in 2000. One of THE great Scottish albums of all time.