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Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Indie rock, new wave, electropop
Years active 2004–present[1]
Labels Vel Records
Website Official website
Members Ellie Innocenti
Kris Kovacs
Stevie J. Palmer
Robbie G.

Deluka are a British indie rock and new wave band. Originally formed in Birmingham in 2004, the band moved to Brooklyn, New York upon being signed by a US label.

The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ellie Innocenti, programmer, producer and guitarist Kris Kovacs, bassist Robbie G, and drummer Stevie J. Palmer. Their first full length album, Broken Sleeping Patterns, was released in 2008, which contained the song "Sleep is Impossible" that featured in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Their second full-length album, You Are The Night was released in 2010 on Vel Records.

The song Cascade appears in the game The Sims 3 expansion pack High-End Loft Stuff. Additionally, their song "Black Magic" appeared in the 2014 video game, NBA Live 15.

Deluka released three songs to their fans for free via sites such as Spinner which had been recorded in San Francisco by Gorillaz and Kasabian producer Dan the Automator.[2]

Band members[edit]

Kris Kovacs is the guitarist, songwriter, remixer and producer for Deluka.[3] He is Deluka's co-songwriter with the bands front-woman Ellie Innocenti, and has produced and co-produced Deluka's albums and numerous remixes. Kris was born in Solihull, West Midlands and grew up in Kings Heath district of Birmingham. Kovacs studied art and graphic design and taught himself music production.[4] Kris currently plays sunburst Fender Telecaster Deluxe which he has played in all of Deluka live shows from 2011 to 2012. Previously for live Kovacs would use a sunburst Fender Jaguar. Kovacs uses many guitar pedals to achieve his sound both on stage and in the studio, such as a Pro Co RAT, DigiTech Whammy, Electro Harmonix Mirco POG, Electro Harmonix Memory Toy, Electro Harmonix Microsynth and E-Bow. Mainly using multiple delay pedals to change the depth of his guitar sound, his pedal board consists of at least six different delay pedals.

In Deluka's Cascade video Kovacs is seen using a Fender Hotrod Deville, and Olympic White Fender Jaguar. In the video for Deluka's OMFG his using a sunburst Fender Jaguar whilst jumping on a motel bed.[5] Kris also works as a remixer, and his credits include remixes for "Tik Tok" (Kesha), "Death by Diamonds and Pearls" (Band Of Skulls) and "I Wanna Go" (Britney Spears).


"Home", the first single from the band's EP BONDS [released June 23, 2014] premiered February 18, 2014 on Noisey - Music by Vice. The band performed the song on VH1's Big Morning Buzz May 21, 2014.[6]


Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album details
2008 Broken Sleeping Patterns
2010 You Are The Night

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
  • Released: June 23, 2014


Year Single Peak positions Album
2014 "Home" 76


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