cMusicWeb.com: What excites you about your career now that you have been around for so long?
Stu G: I think one of the things is that we are still able to do what we do. A lot of bands cannot sustain a long career. We have been going on for about twelve years now all together. And so what is great is that we are able to still be coming out. We don't feel like our job is finished by any means. We feel like there is a lot of music in us and there is a real purpose at the moment to what we are doing. It feels like God is opening up doors for us and we are still writing songs. We are working on a new album now. And it is just very exciting. We feel that we are on the cutting edge of who we are as people and who we are as a band. Read full interview...
Martin Smith (vocals and guitars)
Stuart Garrard (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, "Acid Pro" audio editing)
Tim Jupp (keyboards and additional programming)
Jon Thatcher (bass guitars)
Stewart Smith (drums, percussion, and backing vocals)
December 15, 2005 - Christian musicians respond to The Mission Bell
Well, we told about Q magazine's backhanded compliment to our friends in Delirious?. It's only fair to tell you how the Christian community has been responding to their upcoming offering, The Mission Bell.
A story posted on the Christian music news site CM Spin contains plaudits from Michael W. Smith, Toby Mac, Bart Millard of MercyMe, pastor Greg Laurie, and others. Said Millard, "Delirious? is one of the most important bands in the past 10 -15 years, not to mention my all-time favorite band. They have worn their passionate love for Christ on their sleeves while making some of the most creative music of any genre. When I grow up...I want to be just like Delirious?”
In related news, cMusicWeb Webmaster and Manager Dan Ficker just found out he has the same favorite band as Bart from MercyMe and has lost the will to live.
December 8, 2005 - New Delirous? album draws praise from Q mag; God...not so much
Q magazine, which calls itself "the UK's best-selling serious music publication," poses interesting thoughts on The Mission Bell, the latest album from Christian uber-band and progenitors of the now-passed worship music phase Delirious?.
The January 2006 edition of the magazine contains a review of the album, which hits stores two days after Christmas in the U.S. but was released last month in Britain. The review alludes to the band's success in the Christian sphere but lack of impact in the mainstream, concluding that "the quintet have seemingly given up on non -believers and settled to preaching to the converted."
Q calls The Mission Bell "their most overtly religious offering yet," but presents this as an impediment to their success, ending its blurb by saying, "without God they could be massive."
You can read the full review here and preview four songs from the album at d:'s MySpace page.
Hit us with what you think of the songs on our message boards and let us know whether you think the band should be reaching to a wider audience with its latest offering.
The official site of the band has the latest news and info, some music videos to watch, and almost daily updates from the band when on tour.
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