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Hermetic Delight Debut Their “Tied Up” Single/Music Video

Today, Hermetic Delight unveils their new single and music video, “Tied Up,” the band’s first track since the release of ‘F.A. Cult.’



Hermetic Delight, photo by Pierre Frigeni

Today, Hermetic Delight unveils their new single and music video, “Tied Up,” the band’s first track since the release of F.A. Cult. The song is urgent and light, immediate and bright, describing a relationship between two people who actually don’t really have time for anything. A love story that starts right after the beep of the answering machine.

Signed on the October Tone label in France (Amor Blitz, T/O, La Houle, Bleu Nuit) and The Animal Farm in England, the trio is back with a series of singles to be released in 2023, which they will notably defend at the mythical Great Escape in Brighton next May.

As for the video, Delphine Padilla is the protagonist of this closed-door clip, hanging on the telephone. But Zeynep and Atef appear, transformed into various creatures, thanks to the drawings of Saba Niknam, who completes the video directed by Malu França & Corentin Denos.

In just over ten years of existence, the band Hermetic Delight has already lived several musical lives. Over the course of its releases (three EPs and a first album released in 2020) and its explorations, the Strasbourg-based band has gradually enriched its post-punk sound signature with pop impulses and avant-garde music.

The group was born around Zeynep Kaya, a singer from the punk and feminist circles of Ankara who came to France to pursue lyrical, jazz and improvised music, Delphine Padilla, a drummer and performer from the dance world, and Atef Aouadhi, a self-taught musician who also distinguished himself as a bassist with the group Crocodiles.

In 2019, Hermetic Delight began composing F.A. Cult, a first album sung in three languages (French, Turkish and English) which was released the following year and which saw the trio surround themselves with artists such as the American Charles Rowell of the group Crocodiles and the British Anna Calvi. Praised by the critics, this long-format album finally allowed the band to deliver the fruit of their sonic research and to open their musical spectrum, somewhere between hypnotic rhythm and heady melody, a certain deviant pop.

Artwork for the single “Tied Up” by Hermetic Delight

Artwork for the single “Tied Up” by Hermetic Delight

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