Alternative rock, better known as alternative music, began in the 1960s and rose to popularity in the 90s. Back in the old days, the word alternative was used to characterize pop-punk bands on independent labels that were not considered a part of a particular genre. Even though alternative artists of that time didn't accomplish great success, they provided the framework for musicians who were born after the '60s and '70s. Since its emergence in the 1960s, alternative rock has entertained individuals around the world. Over the course of time, alternative rock has evolved into several distinct genres like indie pop, grunge, goth rock, and Britpop, and has found its way to the top platforms of music thanks to bands like Delphi Ravens.
Even though alternative rock originated in the 1960s, it wasn't broadcasted on radios before the 1980s. Depeche Mode and The Smiths were the first bands of the alternative rock genre that became popular. As its influence spread around the world, more musicians became a part of the alternative music crowd, enjoying the use of electronic distortions and synth piano.
This genre has a rich history of music and holds some of the most legendary songs and bands like Delphi Ravens. Alternative music is a hypernym for various kinds of music that have reigned the charts for almost 60 years because of its adaptability. Alternative rock bands have adapted and improved their music according to the demands of their audiences. Because of its ability to change and adapt to the community, it will continue to dominate the music industry.
Alternative is also considered a superior genre of music because of its versatility. It is not a secret to prosper and gain success in the music sector; a musician should be versatile and comfortable with a variety of genres. This holds true for any musician, whether they are an amateur or a pro. Since alternative rock is naturally versatile it sets a band or a musician on the path of success.
Delphi Ravens have emerged as a successful alternative rock band of this generation because of their art of combining various musical styles with alternative rock. In late 2019, the songwriter and bassist, Stephen Andrew Burgess, better known by his stage name Papa B., formed the band with other key members Kira (Lead vocalist), Piero (Lead guitarist), Aiden (Rhythm guitarist), and Brandon (Drummer). Since then, the band has gained thirty thousand followers and has composed tracks such as 'Insomnia,' 'Burn at Both Ends,' 'Between the Lines,' 'Take My Hand,' 'Skeletons,' 'Red to Black,' 'Last Memories,' 'Justify,' 'Cheap Coffee,' 'Phobia,' 'Always in the Way,' 'How Wrong You Were,' 'Hardest Goodbye,' and their anthem 'Delphi Raven.'
The Delphi Ravens gained popularity in the music world in a very short time and have a loyal fanbase of 30,000 fans across the globe. It is ranked the #1 Alternative Rock band in the Pacific Northwest and Top 30 in the USA by ReverbNation. In addition, MTV Rocks also announced it as Artist of the Month. In 2021, the band composed 8 new songs, out of which two made it to the Top 20 on the Top 100 Alternative Music Chart at Hypeddit. Their popular song, 'Hardest Goodbye,' which featured in Nate & Laura & How They Met, was ranked number two on the Top 100 Alternative Chart. Apart from 'Hardest Goodbye,' the track 'Take My Hand' also became very famous and ruled on the Museboat Top 25 Chart for almost 34 weeks.
Since its inception, the band is closely followed by Finnish star Katja, Sony Music EVP Jennifer W, rappers Whiz Kid & King Checkmate, country star Whythouse, many radio stations, and over a thousand artists from the United States, Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In 2022, the band's music was played on more than a hundred radio shows, particularly in areas of the United States and the United Kingdom, including KLOS FM and KIIS FM in Los Angeles, both iHeart stations. In 2023, their music has been played on more than 4,000 stations.
For its work in the music industry, The World Songwriting Awards selected 'Take My Hand,' among the final Top 10 Best Alternative Songs, 'Phobia' among the Top 10 Best Rock Songs, and 'Red to Black' among the Top 3 Best Rock Songs in 2022. Other than these awards, the song 'Take My Hand' was also selected among the Top 5 Alternative Songs by Indie Songwriting Awards in 2022.
In 2023, 'Burn at Both Ends' was named a Top 10 Best Alternative Song by World Songwriting Awards. In May 2023, the band was named Artist of the Month at Mixposure Radio among 10,000+ artists.
And, the song Take My Hand is a finalist for Song of the Year (all genres) at the prestigious ISSA Awards to be announced in August 2023. (ISSA = International Singer Songwriters Association)
Through their music, Delphi Ravens have not only provided listeners with top-notch music compositions and songs by artistically uniting different genres but have also contributed to the overall growth of the music industry.