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Album Review: Delphic – Acolyte (Universal/Polydor)

By | Published on Friday 11 December 2009


CMU favourites, Xfm Remix regulars and BBC Sound Of 2010 nominees Delphic release their debut album of electro-pop future classics on Polydor next month, and it is quite a grown up collection, despite their freshness.

You might have caught them performing their upcoming single, ‘Doubt’, on Jools Holland last month. Or maybe the video for ‘This Momentary’, nominated for a UK Music Video Award for its shots in Chernobyl, is what got your attention. Or perhaps you looked their way thanks to the sublime ‘Counterpoint’, originally out on Kitsuné, which they save towards the end of this tracklist. If you haven’t heard any of these singles then you’re in for a treat.

Think White Lies or New Order with a few more bleeps and prepare to discover the next big thing from Manchester. The tracks on offer are all given time to develop, and some sprawl out into grooves that are irresistible. ‘Submission’ reminds me of Mansun though, and I’m still undecided on whether that is a good thing. Get on board before the hype gets too much, it’s worth it. IM

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