Sunday, 22 November 2009

Up for 2010: Delphic

The Guardian's Paul Lester, in the spirit of nu-rave, christened his 401st New Band of the Day, Delphic, 'nu-Madchester'. Well, they come from Manchester and have a vaguely indie-dance feel... s'pose. But let's just say, along with this year's other sound for 2010 Hurts, they're one in a LONG line of Manchester acts who manage to sound totally accomplished before even being unleashed properly. Mind you. With both of these acts, it's been a long time brewing (that Paul Lester piece, check it, was from 2008!).

Like every 'new' band, pop's pantheon is thrown into front story. New Order + The Editors + The Klaxons = Delphic. Actually, that's quite a good equation. Can I throw in Prefab Sprout, The Orb and Captain to round it up? But that could easily detract from what is great album. Produced by the consistently brilliant Ewan Pearson, Acolyte is out on the 11th of next month. Try it for size over here at 7digital.

There seems to be a big album push for 2010 with Polydor muscle after the two indie singles This Momentary and Counterpoint set the pace this year. Radio 1's Zane Lowe and Jo Whiley are the feeders, gawd bless 'em. Whiley was fizzing at the gash today over new single Doubt, also out in January. I really hope these four lads don't 'do a White Lies' and disappear before they've begun...

1st single, Counterpoint


2nd single, This Momentary


Watch their live version of Doubt below on Later with Jools Holland...


Delphic site here, and a brief Wiki...

3 comments:

Paul said...

they are quite good aren't they? I think a lot of acts got their fingers burned (it seems) last year with the next big thing label, so it will be interesting to see how hyped bands do this year! I want Delphic and Hurts to do really well though...

Phil said...

And Same Diffence, natch! ;)

Anonymous said...

They seem quite accomplished musicians, singer has a pleasant tone.
Trouble is their music has no individuality.This 'disco' rock / nu ravish / nu madchester type of music does nothing for my ears - it a shame as the band seem to have something but it is hiden behind those nausiating techno beats I've heard a million times before.