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The debut album of Kochi based alternative/disco/electronic outfit The Derelicts! released through Overfeed Records.

What starts off with the fun-loving but morose-tinted ‘Happy Sad’ is a blueprint for the band’s style – flittering funky guitars, a solid hook about being yourself and a few trembling synth lines. On ‘Introspect’, they offer a sound that’s entirely familiar – recalling the likes of Jamiroquai in shimmering, dancefloor-friendly rhythmic patterns over lyrics about seizing the day.

They play with space and echoes and carry that forward to ‘Jennifer’, which questions the unending narcissism that stems from social media addiction.
- The Hindu.

One of the most interesting behaviours that so many young people have is persevering through mental illness or depression enough to go out. Often times in your 20s or college career, there will be nights where the weight of the world can fall on you, but if your friends say they’re going to the bar, you can occasionally stave off the sadness enough to get yourself to the bar and be the saddest person at the party. The Derelicts’ “Happy Sad” is built on this notion of trying to grin in the face of a bleak outlook. This indie pop jam is from the Indian group’s debut EP next month, and we’re excited to be bringing its first single to the U.S. on Atwood Magazine!

- ATWOOD Magazine

"The embracing of fake social media personas by youngsters as reality inspired the song “Jennifer”. Pop Culture has influenced people so much that sometimes good looking is more valued than being talented & insightful."
-- The Derelicts on Earbuddy


" "Jennifer" is a breezy listen with lush and tuneful synth-pop influence.
-- A Humming Heart."

"The song is commentary on pop culture and the reality of youngsters scrambling to create a fake persona and social life in a shallow pursuit of success."
-- The Orijinal

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released July 14, 2018

Music & Lyrics by The Derelicts!
Recorded Mixed and Mastered at Vivek Thomas Productions
Artwork by Elwin Charly

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The Derelicts! Kochi, India

Alternative Disco Pop Quartet from Kochi, India.

Mgmt / Bookings: overfeedmusic@gmail.com

Akash Chacko: +91 95357 49834

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Track Name: Happy Sad
I know that its something I've been obsessed with,
I wanna smile forevermore,
was trying to outrun,
woes and my sorrows

I know that its something you’ve been obsessed with,
you always keep craving for more,
you try all the shortcuts,
for staying joyous,

Don't you Hide Cuz life ain’t a Lullaby

I'm Just happy being Sad, Singing
I don’t know whats coming,
Let's go better strap In

I'm Just Dancing through the night, Singing
I don’t know whats coming,
Let's go better strap in

My life is my own quest, happiness is my conquest,
My pain makes it worth even more,
I'm gonna make the distance,
A golden sky I'll witness

I know that's confusing how can we be both things,
both happy n sad all along,
that's what my life is,
I'm gonna try embrace it.

Don't you Hide Cuz life ain't a Lullaby

I'm Just happy being Sad, Singing
I don’t know whats coming,
Let's go better strap In

I'm Just Dancing through the night, Singing
I don’t know whats coming,
Let's go better strap in
Track Name: Introspect
See what you have in your hands
Rather than
Looking for the other side
Shine the light on yourself
Rather Than
Saying they're on a brighter side

Travel the world, Give it a whirl
Make new friends, Meet new people,
Travel the world, give it a whirl
Your time is now, Your time is now

Hear What your heart has to say,
keep dancing to the beat till it lasts,
click a million pictures,
let's hug our smiles eternally

climb on trees, Make memories,
Take in a deep breath, try to redeem,
climb on trees, make memories,
Your time is now, Your time is now
Track Name: Jennifer
Was lost in wonder,
When I saw this girl online,
The name was Jennifer,
Desired by every man,
A million followers,
Famous on Instagram,
Nutn spectacular,
Just pics in underpants

She is just lost in this sea,
Applauded even when nothings achieved,
Plenty of wasted brain capacity,
Not the only one to be trapped by this disease,

Living on virtual likes,
Open your discerning eye,
Time to say goodbye,
And let your imagination fly,
Why do you keep living a lie (3)
N let screens dictate your life

Has the perfect wall,
She likes being advertised,
Typical barbie doll,
Only cares about her guise,
Parties, gyms n malls,
Night walks in a tight levis,
Social media gull,
The one kids idolise

She is just lost in this sea,
Applauded even when nothings achieved,
Plenty of wasted brain capacity,
Not the only one to be trapped by this disease,

Living on virtual lives,
Open your discerning eye,
Time to say goodbye,
And let your imagination fly,
Why do you keep living a lie (3)
N Let screens dictate your life

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