JulzWe are sorry to hear of the death of Julz Sale who was one of the founder members of the wonderful Delta 5.

The late seventies Leeds based band were one of the key post punk groups whose influence has grown over the years. With a then groundbreaking male/female line up and two lead basses, the band created a thrilling, jerky post punk dirty disco and intense sound that we can confirm was brilliant live. What was then considered underground would now be embraced as pop and the band’s influence has been enduring. After the band, Julz remained on the front line working at Rough Trade.

Their late drummer, Kelvin Knight, wrote a great piece for Louder Than War about the band here  

An interesting article on how a Delta 5 song ended up on an iPhone advert can be found here.

RIP Julz.  Let’s remember her this way…

Photo by Eugene Merinov

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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