I first came across Delphic on NYE of 2009/2010, an absolutely thrilling debut single ‘Doubt’.
What with being labelled one of NME’s ones to watch for 2010 and even appearing on a national Samsung Mobile advert, these Manchester boys have already made waves on the club and commercial scene. With Stunning live shows and a blinding debut album ‘Acolyte’, the album has hidden depths but a stand-out track, and sensibly next single, ‘Counterpoint’ stands head and shoulders above the rest.
With opening attention-grabbing electronic synth work and layers what can only be described as a beautifully uplifting, distinctive beat, the track crescendos into vocalist James Cook’s pleas of ‘Tell me nothings wrong, today’. The track then lowers its pace to gentle ‘ooohs’ and cries of ‘Suddenly gone’ before jumping back into typical Delphic traits that we know and love.
The track has a characteristic feeling of that song that can lift your morning-after-the-night-before blues; it is a simply wonderful treat for those nursing a hangover remembering the good times or those pre-party jitters.