Guitar World Interview: The Friggs Guitarist Palmyra Delran Discusses New Solo Album, “You Are What You Absorb”

Palmyra DelranHer music’s been called trashy, surf-rock and punky-pop, but in the end it’s hard to marginalize the sound of Palmyra Delran. Perhaps the best way to describe the music of the founder and creative force behind the 90’s band The Friggs is to say that it’s refreshingly honest.

Delran and The Friggs recorded and toured almost incessantly throughout the ‘90s, opening for such acts as The Selecter, Ramones and Cheap Trick. But it wasn’t until Delran’s 2008 debut solo EP “She Digs the Ride” with its solid guitar grooves and tales of dysfunctional relationship that took her to the next level.

Delran’s new album, “You Are What You Absorb” is another intoxicating blend of punk-girl grit combined with hook-laden melodies and deep lyrics. The album’s first single and video, “You’re My Brian Jones” is a psychedelic romp back to the 60’s with an infectious groove and smooth vocals. It’s an album that (much like the title suggests) is best absorbed, with headphones if at all possible.

Delran’s band consists of: Richard Devgreene (guitar), Michael Lynch (bass) and Mark Brotter (drums). I spoke with her about the new album as well as her plans for 2013.

Read the interview here.

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