As one of the hotly tipped chancers of 2010 and with a sold out Steel Stage at Sheffield’s Leadmill, Manchester scenesters, Delphic, have become an intriguing proposition.
They’re a band proudly standing firm in the centre of the new rave culture and sticking to their cities 80s dance roots while giving other genres a wily wink.
Tonight’s set begins by following the path of their new album, ‘Acolyte’, (which has entered the album charts in the number eight seat) and kick off their set with ‘Clarion Call’ before falling into latest single, ‘Doubt’. By this point it’s clear to see that the band belong on a bigger stage, small and intimate just doesn’t suit and their crisp, anthemic harmonies are lost in their strong array of sounds, beats and extravagant lighting displays on the venue’s smaller stage.
The band are barely visible and remain hunched over their instruments throughout, apart from their occasional twitches of delight which emanate across the stage and they emphatically bring their set to a close with ‘Counterpoint’ before returning for a short and sweet encore.
They’re a band that could flit from a Camden pub to an Ibiza club in the blink of an eye and once they get a chance to flex their muscles on a bigger stage then bigger things will come and they might just live up to their never ending hype.