Whilst many indie bands dip a cautious toe into dance music’s somewhat baffling computer world, newbies Delphic have created a hybrid indie-electro-rock-rave-pop resonance in the form of single ‘This Momentary’, and have been nominated for three UK Music Video Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Telecine) for their efforts.
Just as well. Hailing from Manchester, Delphic have gigantic electro-indie shoes to fill; shoes belonging to the likes of New Order and The Chemical Brothers, bands that ruled the electro-indie Manchester music scene for the biggest part of the past two decades. Delphic form the missing link between their predecessors, pushing forward the iconic ‘Madchester’ fusion of indie guitars, psychedelic beats and euphoric electronic into the 21st Century.
The trio are signed to major record label Polydor and released debut single ‘Counterpoint’ on Belgium’s classic electronic label R&S back in April, after only a year of the forming. A busy and exciting year ensued as Delphic went on to support acts from which their own music is inspired – from Orbital to Kasabian – as well as featuring heavily on the 2009 festival scene, spreading Delphic fever.
It was interesting to hear that Dephic make their music on laptops before figuring out how to play it live; they throw guitars, bass and drums over the electronics to results their unique sound before taking it to the stage and stitching songs together into one continuous euphoric DJ set. If ‘This Momentary’ and the nominations it has received are anything to go by then Delphic are set for an electric 2010.
Their next single ‘Doubt’ debut album ‘Acolyte‘ are set for release in January 2010. Sit tight and enjoy Delphic’s first TV appearance – Later… with Jools Holland performing ‘Doubt’.
Watch the video here…