Album: Delphic – “Acolyte”

Album: Delphic – “Acolyte”

Keep calm and carry on – dancing that is. This is the message Manchester based trio Delphic send us with the release of their bass filled album ‘Acolyte’, on January 11th.

Channeling the energy of orbital with the craftsmanship of  Chemical Brothers, drum and bass rhythms and fill your ears, with a fast drum snare and Bloc Party-esque vocals.

Second track ‘Doubt’ stands out, with its layered vocal loops, and driving backing beat promoting an anthemic indie sound. Twinkly keyboard notes crash over tribal drums in ‘Momentary’, building a dramatic dance track. There is a feel that Manchester has much to do with the formation of the album – something that is reflected in the music, as the make-up of the city itself can be heard. “There’s a certain challenge set down by Manchester’s heritage,” says Matt “and we want to look at how that applies to us, maybe even surpass it.”

Coming third place in the BBC Sound of 2010, which has successfully predicted the careers of Florence And The Machine, Little Boots and La Roux, it seems Delphic have started in the right place.

“Acolyte” is out January 11th 2010

Words by Lizzie Simner

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