Live Review: Delphic and Two Door Cinema Club at Southampton Joiners on 27th October 2009

By on Wednesday, 28th October 2009 at 1:33 am

Delphic (side)Kitsuné Maison is the cooler-than-thou French record label that has bought us the likes of Hot Chip, Fischerspooner, Simian Mobile Disco and more, so when they take some bands on tour I can’t help but sit up and pay attention. Tonight the tour rolled into Southampton’s superb Joiners with the marvellous Delphic and Two Door Cinema Club.

Jazica opened things up, sounding slightly like Crystal Castles if they were fronted by Cassie from Skins – Casio keyboards with wide eyed wonderment and sweetness. Very professional, full of fun for an opening act, and a great start of things.

Two Door Cinema Club ambled on, looking pretty nerdy. I must admit I judged them there and then, expecting to be sorely let down by them being too-cool-for-school, but they turned out to be just the shot in the arm that the pop industry needs. There are few comparisons I can draw – at moments at I thought they sounded like The Kooks or The Ting Tings, but in hindsight this is just insulting to the guys from Bangor, Northern Ireland. Synth happy and pop-tastic, “Something Good Can Work” sounds as fresh as a daisy even though it’s possibly their oldest song, whilst new single “I Can Talk” is quick and punchy, just calling out for summer 2010 festival sing-alongs and mass drunken hug-yer-mates moments. Watch this band as quite honestly they deserve huge things.

Though it was billed as a joint headline tour, there wasn’t really much doubt who the stars of the night who everyone had come to see were. Delphic ambled on after a lengthy 40 minute wait and blinded us with enough strobes to guide a 747 into land from a few miles away. Doubt was slower than expected which led me to think that possibly we were in for a lacklustre performance. However, slowly they got the audience on side, with a deafeningly blinding version of This Momentary which slowly morphed into a three-way drumming match. A number of new songs made appearances, morphing and changing into each other in a way that would make Simian Mobile Disco and M83 both wet their pants – intelligent party tunes. Who’d have thunk. Closing out just gone 11 with their biggest single, Counterpoint, it was nothing short of life affirming – hands in the air, hug a stranger sort of moment. Inspiring that they’re such a young band – if they carry on going this big we’ll have the next big thing.

MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
MP3: Two Door Cinema Club – I can Talk (French Horn Rebellion remix)

MP3: Delphic – This Momentary (Golden Bug remix)

MP3: Delphic – Counterpoint

After the jump: some pretty pictures.

Jazica live 1
Two Door Cinema Club (live 1)
Two Door Cinema Club (live 2)
Delphic (live5)
Delphic (live1)
Delphic (live2)
Delphic (live3)
Delphic (live4)

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