Muriel Rhyner

Episode 5 • Season 2 - Musicians in Conversation

In this episode Natalia talks to Muriel Rhyner, who is the bass guitarist and lead singer of the band Delilahs. She is an intrinsic part of the Helvetiarockt team, organising songwriting workshops, band workshops and producing weekends.

Muriel has many years’ experience in the music industry from being signed at 16 years old to touring around the world with her band the Delilahs.  She shares with us what she’s learned over the years, including how to say no and standing up for yourself and rebuilding the reputation of her band after the early hype.

She shares with us two songs from Delilahs, ‘Queen’ and ‘Wheels’.

About Muriel Rhyner

Once you have fallen in love with Punk, you won’t be able to leave easily… 

Let’s go back to 2004, the year zero of Delilah’s, when Isabella Darling (formerly Eder) and Muriel Rhyner first met. They shared a passion for punk rock. In 2008 Daniel Fischer and Philipp Rhyner completed the bands formation, they brought more love for loud guitars and speedy drums, inspired by the 1977 punk era England.

The quartet has released four studio albums and an EP and has played around 650 live shows. From small to large venues all over Switzerland and Europe, they are nested somewhere between mainstream and subculture.

In 2013 Delilah’s formed the live side-project DELILAHS’77, where they celebrate their favorite punk rock songs, including classics from The Clash, The Skids, X-Ray Spex, The Undertones, Ramones and many many more. Whenever the itch for excessive volume and Czech beer arises DELILAHS’77 pack their gear and hit the road from here to Prague to Berlin and back, playing some of the oldest and most iconic underground clubs. In 2021 they released an EP with 4 Cover-Songs including “Wheels”, where they also cover one of their own tracks “wheels”.

TRACK 1: QUEEN – Written by Muriel Rhyner & Delilahs. Taken from Album PAST TRUE LUST // 2014.

TRACK 2: WHEELS – Written by Muriel Rhyner. Taken from the EP DELILAHS vs DELILAHS’77 // 2021. ISRC: CH6542109614

Muriel Rhyner’s Influences

Audience Questions

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