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Deloris Call It Quits After 11 Years

News posted Monday, February 15 2010 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Deloris, Single Twin.

After 11 years and four albums of “varying degrees of worth”, Melbourne-via-Frankston outfit Deloris have called it a day. The band, featuring frontman Marcus Teague and a roving cast of musicians, announced the news on Saturday (February 13) in third and first person via MySpace. They released their final album Ten Lives through Dot Dash/Remote Control in 2006.

“They toured the nation countless times, slept on a fine array of floors, never did make it overseas but played lots of gigs - though never any festivals, never could get on any, crazy - performed some with people like The National, Okkervil River, Lou Barlow, The Delgados, Mountain Goats, Augie March, Something For Kate, Purplene and The Tucker Bs, decimated bank accounts, looked after their own affairs with middling results, enjoyed high rotation airplay around the country, thrilled ourselves with audio accomplishments the likes of which we could never have dreamed, ditto as dudes, had a bunch of members come and go and generally cemented down all our best friends forever.

“But … we are not really they anymore. They’re not really there. Deloris were an idea, a ruse, a lot of words, sticky-tape, parking fines, sore fingertips, photocopying, notes and a lot of waiting around for the black hole to zip shut. It never did. Everything ever, so on and so forth. If you’re reading this – and this is a moment of clarity – man, you have no idea how much we love/d you.*

“HOWEVER. Much more to come. From something else already made throughout 2009 with some people from Deloris and some others instead – nearly finished now (no name yet), just vocals to go – concerned with buildings, prehistoric man and a musical note that can be heard by both the tadpole in the primordial goop and the account manager on Level 56. Woah x 2.”

The new incarnation is not to be confused with Teague's solo project, Single Twin, which is "legitimately" launching its debut self-titled EP at The Toff in Town in Melbourne on February 18. The debut album from this as-yet-untitled project is expected to be out in the second half of the year.


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Your Comments

Project-Rabbit  said about 5 years ago:

I thought this happened a while ago.
Looking forward to seeing what Marcus comes up with next. I still love listening to Deloris

timewaster  said about 5 years ago:

Is this band sponsored by Roger David menswear?

pjay  said about 5 years ago:


how about a farewell gig eh?..

lalorl  said about 5 years ago:

I got into them late, but the word 'masterpiece' needs to be utilised when describing fake our deaths

Thanks for sharing!  said about 5 years ago:

r.i.p it to shreds!

samiek  said about 5 years ago:

Dont know their music, but much respect for being a band for 10 year!!! i think this means they were in it for the right reasons. Good on you guys!

Jackbratt  said about 5 years ago:

Is that the drummer from Love outside Andromeda?

untold/animals  said about 5 years ago:

Yeah, he has a login here I think. Bummer, Deloris - bummer!

svelteslacks  said about 5 years ago:

i love you deloris. thanks for the tunes!

filterfeed  said about 5 years ago:

poor deloris.

crash!  said about 5 years ago:

Love that band.

Jacky_Chiles  said about 5 years ago:

I'm hanging out for Marcus' new band 'Mulva'.

lalorl  said about 5 years ago:

do you know anything about the new band??

Jacky_Chiles  said about 5 years ago:

Just that they are called Mulva and Marcus is the singer.

neopleuromasterdon  said about 5 years ago:

Deboris, Vulva.

max bulk  said about 4 years ago:

Apparently the new stuff sounds good!

News, Marcus?

mipearson  said about 4 years ago:

I miss these guys. Listened to Ten Lives twice in the last couple of days.

That is all.

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