Video(s) of the Moment #321: Delphic

By on Tuesday, 10th August 2010 at 6:00 pm

When electropop/dance band Delphic was in America in June for merely three live dates, they stopped by WFUV, the university radio station at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York City, to do an interview and perform some tracks live for their late afternoon / evening programme the Alternate Side. What you might not expect: when the Manchester-based trio performed singles ‘Doubt’, ‘Halcyon’, and ‘Counterpoint’, they played completely sans guitars, relying instead on their beloved synths.

It may feel wrong looking at axeman Matt Cocksedge without his Rickenbacker and lead singer James Cook without his Fender bass, but as they have mentioned in many an interview, they are just massive synthesiser geeks. There is something adorable about Cook doing a ballerina twirl before they perform ‘Counterpoint’, and the way he and usual Delphic keyboardist Rick Boardman glance at each other 1/3 of the way through and share a laugh. Also, you wouldn’t think that three men playing synths and bopping to the beats would be sexy, but somehow they are. And mad beats there are aplenty. Don’t take my word for it, watch the videos below. (Something else I noticed: like Mary J. Blige, Brad Pitt and myself, they also appear to be Fiji Water enthusiasts. Good stuff.)




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