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Acolyte

Released on 11 January 2010

Artist: Delphic

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  1. Clarion Call
  2. Doubt
  3. This Momentary
  4. Red Lights
  5. Acolyte
  6. Halcyon
  7. Submission
  8. Counterpoint
  9. Ephemera
  10. Remain

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Acolyte is the debut album by Manchester's Delphic, a band shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2010. Delphic's motto is "The guitar is dead, long live the guitar!", and it's easy to see what they mean as they mix indie rock and euphoric electronics with great success. From the synth-led 'Doubt' to the punky guitars on 'Counterpoint', there's plenty to enjoy throughout, whilst fans of more complex musical structures will listen in awe at the manic percussion break on the exuberant 'This Momentary'. The epic 'Remain' is a fitting finale, with a faithful nod back to fello Manc electronic heroes New Order. Having supported a broad range of bands on tour such as Bloc Party, The Streets, Orbital and Kasabian, Delphic have proved themselves to have mass appeal across different genres.

  • 2009 has been spent touring the UK festival circuit, putting in appearances at T in the Park, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Creamfields and Bestival. April saw the release of the single Counterpoint, which was followed in August by This Momentary. The latter was nominated for three UK Music Video Awards, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Telecine.
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     Awesome album!!!

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    Got this album the other day and it's amazing!! Doubt, Halycon, Submission & Remain are immense tunes!! These guys are gonna be huge in 2010!! If you like Temper Trap, Kasabian etc, you will love these guys!!

     My album of 2010- the most interesting chart album by a mile

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    What I love about this album is that, unlike many "indie-electro" bands which are predominantly the same old three piece guitar led bands with the odd keyboard effect *snore*, Delphic really produce good quality electro riffs in their own right. They are in fact arguably "electro-indie" that is, mostly electro punctuated by the occasional guitar riff - and in my humble opinion all the better for it.

    Far from simplistic generic char fodder, each song is made up of many different layers of sound and noise - the heavy use of classic synths, build up, drops and distort in each track gives the album an overall ethereal quality whilst still managing to keep us grounded with some ripping guitar or keyboard riff.

    Stand out songs for me are "Doubt", "Counterpoint" and "Remain" - but there really isn't a single track I don't absolutely love, I can quite happily put the whole album on, sit back and let it just play. Bliss. No question though, the stand out track is the 8 minute title track masterpiece; "Acolyte". It is an absolute lesson in how to build a damn fantastic trance track - starting low, brooding with whining guitars, puckered with echo, then the kick of the high hats, the electro riff, a full two minute of build up before the spectacular drop which every time I listen to manages to make me air punch in geekish delight at its sheer awesomeness.

    Delphic stand out from the crowd, offering something unique and rather spectacular in the process. They find that nice middle ground between the less than chart friendly electro-core (Crystal Castles, Salem, You only love her coz she is dead etc etc) and their rather dull, safe, uninspiring chart contemporaries (cough - Klaxons, cough - Pigeon Detectives cough cough...) I can't wait for these boys to get on a second album, and I can only hope it lives up to this one. 5/5

     WOW !!!

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    Bought this not exspecting much but every track is amazin cause i did'nt know much about the band it gets you movin so well worth the money !!!!

     Awesome album for an awesome band!

    | | See all whiteagleuk's reviews (1)

    This album is a must who like such bands as 2 door cinema club its got a brilliant happy mood beat about it!cant wait to see these guys in august at leeds festival...get on it!

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