The Delines is back! Being one of the highlights of Crossing Border in 2019, the band once again climbs the stage for this years edition. “I want to tell working class stories”, price-winning novelist Willy Vlautin said last year in an interview. So what better way than to write hauntingly beautiful countrysoul songs for The Delines as well, the band in which he also plays the guitar. Like his books, his songs border on the melancholic, and narrate of people whose lives are doomed to derail, and with relationships inevitably breaking up or having done so already. This is the recipe for an unique oeuvre of breathtaking songs. After the debut in 2014 with the generally acclaimed record Colfax, the band took five years to produce their second album. Titled The Imperial, it is filled with a soothing mix of countrysoul songs, texts by Vlautin and the raw, passionate voice of vocalist Boone.
CROSSING BORDER ANTWERP 4 + 6 NOV 2022