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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CD review: Delphic

Artist: Delphic

Album: Acolyte

Record Label: Polydor

Rating: 4

After releasing a handful of popular singles on Kitsuné, Modular and R&S over the past year, Manchester’s trendy dance-rock quartet Delphic released their much anticipated debut LP Acolyte on Tuesday. The band currently holds third place on the BBC Sound of Music 2010.

Acolyte features 10 tracks filled with trippy soundscapes and dance beats. Although the LP consists of three previously released singles – “Doubt,” “This Momentary” and “Counterpoint” – there are hardly any feelings of overplay or loss of auditory pleasure. Delphic continues to creatively bridge the gaps between electronic, pop rock, new wave and dance music. Moreover, their live sets consist of considerably less electronic “studio additions,” and consequently show their musical facets and knowledge of multiple production approaches. Acolyte is a polished collection of just that.

Give these tracks a listen: “Doubt” “Red Lights”

For fans of: Cut Copy, Late of the Pier

– Simone Wahng

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