Computer games and individual bands are outside the traditional remit of CiB but this is a bit too cool to not warrant a mention. According to their bio on the SXSW website, local band Deluka have somehow managed to get their song ‘Sleep Is Impossible’ featured on the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series.
For those that don’t spend their days complaining about their parents and/or hiding in their bedrooms, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has sold 70 million units to date – making it as popular as Tetris but much more controverisal. GTA 4 is due out imminently and likely to be one of the biggest-selling computer games released this year.
So congrats to Deluka. You can check out their obligatory MySpace page and you can also go see them at The Barfly on 29 April supporting another rather decent local band, Envy & Other Sins. I understand the gig will be reviewed and photographed by the guys at Birmingham Live! too.
Thanks to Antonio for the heads up.