In the Post #70: Delphic – Colours of the Day Break Out

By on Thursday, 31st March 2011 at 2:00 pm

So Manchester indie rock/dance band Delphic have been in hiding somewhere in the Cheshire countryside since last autumn, working on new tunes for public consumption. They’ve teased fans since early February with a new, pared down Web site with beautiful photos and bits and pieces of songs (and inexplicably, a chicken head coming out from behind a tree) that may or may not show up in future musical efforts (see their YouTube channel or their official Web site for more on these). But today is the first ‘track’ they’ve uploaded to their Soundcloud in quite a while.

It’s all very mysterious. First off, it’s not a full song. (Darn.) Second, there are no lyrics. (Double darn.) Third, the photo on your upper right (a photo of a nice sunrise taken on holiday, perhaps?) was uploaded as ‘cover art’, though it seems quite appropriate given the title of this piece of a song they’re calling ‘Colours of the Day Break Out’. They’ve obviously been busy tinkering with the ol’ synths, echoing and compressing chords. This bit of sound would work really well if, say, you were standing on a Tibetan mountaintop and admiring the impressive vistas from your most excellent vantage point. It sounds spring-y, or possibly summery to me and very chill.

The timing of bringing out something new couldn’t be better, as Delphic will be playing live next week (the 5th of April at London Koko, alongside the likes of the Naked and Famous, Pony Pony Run Run and La Roux [DJ set]) for the first time since their sold-out appearance at Manchester Warehouse Project on 30 October late last year. The big question on everyone’s mind is, will they be playing new songs? We’re still waiting for the finer details but the gig at Koko is purported to be the first ever to be broadcast live on Spotify. If you have Spotify, keep an eye out for more information on this in the coming days.

So what do you think? Comments on this brief peek into what the self-described purveyors of “euphoric melancholy” have been doing the last 5 months are welcome.

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[…] 2013′s confounding experimentation. ‘Colours of the Day’, previously only heard as a demo in 2011, has been fleshed out to great effect. Quite possibly the best track in here is ‘The […]

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