You’ve just finished touring with the superb two Door Cinema Club, you’ve just announced that you’re playing your home town supporting The Cribs for Xfm, following on from rave reviews of your support slots with Doves and you’ve been putting out music for wonderful french label Kitsuné, so where next? Well, for Manchester’s very own Delphic, the next step is to release their debut album. Due out January 11th, it’s called Acolyte, and this is what you can expect in terms of tracklisting:
01. Clarion Call
03. This Momentary
04. Red Lights
If you’ve not heard of Delphic, then listen up. ion the past, they’ve been touted by The Guardian’s ‘New band of the day’ blog as Manchester’s Best New Band. Given that the title was also given to Twisted Wheel, it’s a slightly dubious honour to be awarded, but it’s still quite nice. Whereas Twisted Wheel have always been a symbol of the side of Manchester music that leaves a bad taste in the mouth, Delphic are different. With members of the band coming from the now defunct band Snowfight in the City Centre (who I thought were pretty good), they make a sound more on the electronic spectrum rather than generic four-lads-with-guitars that haunts the city’s unsigned scene. With their debut being recorded in Berlin, you can expect a sound even more divorced from that.
The band have 4 songs available for you to download when you sign up for their website, though I’ve had problems downloading it properly, that’s probably just this computer. Link below:
Delphic – 4 tracks (official website)