Delphic, The Sugarmill, 07/03/2010
As neon lights flash in time to a crescendo of electronic beats, it’s not hard to see why The Sugarmill is at almost full capacity tonight.
Delphic, a Mancunian trio of genre spanners are headlining as part of their current UK sold out tour.
2009 was a successful year, with the release of their debut album Acolyte, along with their appearance on Jools Holland and having been short-listed for the BBC Sound of 2010 award, they quickly earned the hearts of music press and fans worldwide.
Tonight was a snapshot into the dizzying heights of the bands new found success. Delphic have officially found their feet and effortlessly display just how an alternative dance band works, both as a concept and as a whole new genre. Of course it would be easy to compare the band to fellow Mancunian musicians New Order, but it’s their gentle mixture of dance, anthemic lyrics and guitar riffs, which entwine to create a totally unique sound.
The highlight of the set was the track ‘This Momentary’ which features the lyrics ‘Lets do something real’ something their devoted fans took literally as dancing ceased for a moment in order to assist a sea of crowd surfers. Other tracks such as ‘Red Lights’ and ‘Counterpoint’ made appearances to the sea of arms, waving appreciatively from the very beginning to the end of their set.
A wise man once said ‘God Is A DJ’ and tonight 400 people worshiped at his church at the feet of Delphic.
By Lyndsey Oliver – review also published here