TNF Premiere: Delaney – “Do You Want To Be Afraid?”

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. While there’s plenty to be said for modern bands that draw influence from the music of the past, there are also unfortunately quite a few bands that fail to become more than a half-rate clone of the scene they’re trying to emulate.

Thankfully, Delaney is not that band. The 4-piece alt-rock band from New Hampshire might be a newer band on the scene, but their music – which draws from the likes of The Dangerous Summer and Jack’s Mannequin – is on par with the bands that influence them. We’re stoked to be teaming up with the band for the premiere of their new song, “Do You Want To Be Afraid?”. Fans of pop-punk and Jimmy Eat World will want to pay close attention to what this promising band is doing, and fast.

Delaney is a four-piece pop rock/alternative rock band hailing from southern NH. First emerging on the music scene in late 2016, their music features catchy hooks, ambient guitar work, emotional lyricism, and driving rhythms. Consisting of members Matt (lead vocals/guitar/piano), Kurt (drums), Andy (bass/backing vocals) and Derek (guitar), Delaney draws much of their influences from early 2000’s rock/emo bands such as The Dangerous Summer, Jack’s Mannequin, and Jimmy Eat World. Delaney spent their first year and a half as a band building a following across NH and MA until releasing their debut EP “Kites Without String” in May of 2018. Since then, the band continued to play across the northern New England area and is scheduled to release their second EP “A Small Remaining Quantity of Something” on June 26, 2020.