Bands to Watch #143: Delphic

By on Monday, 9th November 2009 at 2:00 pm

Delphic (side)We’ve written a fair bit about Delphic here at TGTF. However, it occurred to us just the other day that we’re yet to give the Manchester quartet a proper introduction. Alas, welcome to Delphic’s ‘Band to Watch’, as that, quite frankly, is exactly what they are. This is the band on everybody’s lips right now, and watch them, readers, you should, as they’re soon going to be exploding onto radio waves across the planet. And it’s always nice to boast you heard of them before everyone else, right?

New Order, The Stones Roses, Inspiral Carpets, you name it – Manchester has always been know for it’s fantastical electro-rock recipes. Are Delphic here to resurrect these noticeably-80s concoctions? Well, yes, yes they are. Their sound encompasses that traditionally Northern new wave sound, but add to that a dash of dance, a splash of rave and a hint of sci-fi prog, and perhaps you’re halfway there with Delphic..

Honestly – Delphic’s tunes are so super catchy you could quite easily label them digital pop. Their hooks have the sell-ability of Klaxons’ indie-rave, just minus the silly neon clothing to boot. Sonic beats resound their way throughout Delphic’s music, while heart-stopping drums pace fiercely at the underbelly. Those fleeting hints of bass would make Peter Hook proud, while the glacier harmonies too, are tremendously trippy.

There is an extremely hypnotic-quality to Delphic in general – a trancey under bubbling which makes your eyelids heavy. But these guys are not a momentary trend – their music has a genuinely lasting, epic soundscape that is absolutely intent on capturing many hearts (and ears) soon.

Check out Delphic’s video to ‘This Momentary’, below :


MP3: Delphic – This Momentary (Golden Bug remix)

MP3: Delphic – Counterpoint

If you think Delphic are going to be big in the coming year, why not go ahead and vote for them in our poll – ’10 for 2010′ – which is set on finding the biggest bands of 2010

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[…] a splash of rave and a hint of sci-fi prog, and perhaps you’re halfway there with Delphic. Jess introduced them properly last month.They’ve become a darling of the BBC since been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2010 […]

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