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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Lack Of Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been mega busy over the last few weeks organising a festival, gigs & a full time job.

So whats been happening :-

Delphic have just completed a UK tour which was really well received. I managed to catch them at The Cockpit on the first night of the tour. It was a Sunday night & I was blown away at how the crowd reacted. It was like a Saturday night, not a night where you have the fear of dread about going back to your 9 - 5 the following morning.


The band have also announced a European tour which you can see in the tour dates section to the left.

Now for the interesting bit. The band are playing ''Collections'' in full over three nights in July as part of the Manchester International Festival. These will be very special shows indeed as they feature musicians from around the globe who have influenced the album. The capacity of the venue is 350 (The Pavillion Theatre) so very small. Get your tickets fast!!

Not only that the band will be playing Liverpool Sound City in May & Parklife Festival in June. I've got a funny feeling Glastonbury & Leeds Festival will be announced soon!! Watch this space!!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Collections : Broken Down : Tears Before Bedtime & The Sun Also Rises

Tears Before Bedtime.

Track 6 on the album Tears Before Bedtime is a slowed down number. Not what you'd normally associate with Delphic. None the less it works well & breaks the album up nicely.

The Sun Also Rises

This is going to be the soundtrack to every montage over the Summer months. You can see it being played  at the end of the Ashes & Wimbledon coverage on TV. Its a belter very powerful in lyrics, you can really feel the passion in this one

Monday, 28 January 2013

Collections : Broken Down : Freedom Found & Atlas

Freedom Found

Again another well produced track. Slowed down tempo compared with Acolyte. Tracks 4 & 5 are the ones that make the album for me. Its another track that builds up to an epic climax.


Atlas

This is the standout track from the album. One which was written even before Acolyte hit the shelves. Atlas started life whilst the band were waiting to go on Jools Holland's TV show way back in 2009. You can really see these two tunes featuring on highlights packages for most sporting events in the next 12 months. Both sound huge!!

Collections Out Today

Collections & Baiya are both released today!!
Put a smile on your grumpy Monday face & purchase it from your local independent record store or online from the usuals.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Collections : Broken Down : Baiya & Changes Reviews

Baiya Review

The second track on Collections is 'Baiya' (the first single to be released from the album).
Again another glorious intro, this time using a string orchestra effect on the build up. The track builds up to a great ending at around 3:05 when James & Rick almost bring the record to an end only to build it up to a busy ending. One that on first listen leaves you picking your jaw up from the floor.

Check the video for Baiya below



Changes Review

The third track is "Changes" & a personal favourite of mine. This really does have a hip hop vibe about it. James spitting the lyrics from 0:25. The way Delphic have managed to pluck the synth/electronica from "Acolyte" & slow it down are amazing. When i saw the band in late 2012 they played this in Sheffield & if I'm honest i overlooked it. I have since found a love for it.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Collections : Broken Down : 'Of The Young' Review

I was fortunate to receive a copy of Collections as an early Xmas present from the band in late December. Having been on my car stereo constantly since i thought I'd give you a track by track review.

Of The Young Review

First up is opener 'Of The Young' starting off slow, with a brilliant instrumental intro which flows in to James Cooks vocals at around 30 seconds. This track is made for the opening track of any Delphic live show. The production levels are high & you can really hear the hip hop influence in this one.
At around 2:40 Rick comes in to his own with some beats and a gospel backing track. This could quite easily be on 'The Black Album' for me.

I could see this as the opening track on the forthcoming tour. Doubt would follow suit perfectly for me.

As Delphic did with 'Clarion Call' on 'Acolyte' their opener sets the scene for the whole album.

A great start!!!

Coming next Baiya


7 Days Until Collections


Great home made video to promote Collections!!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year..........One & All!!

I have been away for a while hence no updates. But heres the news.
Delphic will be hitting Europe throughout March. Check the tour dates section to the left to see if they are coming to your town.
Secondly the band have been added to the bill on the NME awards shows. They will play XOYO in London on Saturday 2nd February.

Don't forget you can pre order Baiya & Collections NOW!!! They are both released on Monday 28th January.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Austria Date

Delphic will play in Vienna on January 26th as part of Geburtstagsfest 2013.

Also on the bill are :-

Toro Y Moi
Theme Park
Jake Bugg

Tickets are priced at €26

http://www.arena.co.at/index.php?section=prog_detail&id=4518

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pre-Sale Tickets

Pre-Sale tickets are now available for the February UK tour.

Don't miss out and get them before the touts and ebay hoarders snap them up

http://delphic.seetickets.com/Tour/Delphic

Atlas first play on Radio 1

Last night directly after the London gig the band went to Radio 1 HQ to talk ''Collections'' with Phil Taggart. Arriving shortly after 11pm the lads answered a few questions and played Baiya plus the debut of Atlas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p4wkf

This only available for 6 more days. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

New UK Tour 2013

Delphic will tour Collections throughout February 2013.

Tickets go onsale at 9am on Friday 14th December.

Feb 10th : The Cockpit, Leeds
Feb 11th : Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Feb 12th : The Junction, Cambridge
Feb 14th : O2 Academy, Liverpool
Feb 15th : O2 Academy, Birmingham
Feb 16th : Sugarmill, Stoke
Feb 18th : O2 Academy, Oxford
Feb 19th : O2 Academy, Leicester
Feb 20th : Komedia, Brighton

http://www.seetickets.com/Search?q=delphic&search=

Friday, 7 December 2012

Baiya Video

The wait is finally over.......Baiya made its debut earlier on today & was directed by Ricks sister.

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Listen Again to XFM Winter Wonderland

You can listen again to Delphics performance at  XFM's Winter Wonderland from the following link
http://ukrp.musicradio.com/xfm/manchester/aod?episodeId=214297

Delphic are on around 01:05

Setlist

Baiya
Halcyon
Doubt
Atlas
Counterpoint

Also catch Everything Everything, their new tunes are sounding big!!

Interview With Clint Boon

An interview with  Delphic prior to last nights performance at Winter Wonderland.

Who'd have thought Ricks middle name was badger & that Acolyte is a pop record!!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Night & Day

It was about 10:50 when Delphic took to the stage on Wednesday 28th November as part of Night & Days 21st Birthday celebrations.
The band played a very similar set to that of the recent tour, but this time included another new song Freedom Found.
This was the second time i have seen them in recent weeks and i have to say it was an improvement on the Sheffield show. James & Ricks harmonies were extremely tight tonight & the new songs sounded bigger and better. Collections is going to be big, Acolyte 2.0 it is not.
This is a band who are breaking boundaries & getting away from the norm. Roll on 28th January.

Baiya

Zane Lowe premiered the first single from Collections on Wednesday 28th November. His hottest record in the world right now.
The first play included an interview with James ahead of Night & Days 21st Birthday party.
Listen again about 30 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nyv2w

Collections


Here it is the artwork for Collections. It was crafted by a Portuguese artist Vhils. The masterpiece was put together with different photos and weighs a whopping 18 stone. To coincide with this the band are playing a one off show in London on 11th December at Electrowerkz which has a capacity of 750.

Tickets are available from the link below
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/2zno7r

Tickets are priced at £26.99 this also includes a super limited edition hand signed copy of Collections on laser cut CD or LP & an A3 Lithograph print, individually numbered & signed.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Secret Show........ssssssssssshhhhhh!!!!

If you go down to Night & Day your sure of a big surprise. For Wednesday see's Delphics practice rooms celebrate its 21st Birthday & what better way to celebrate than a secret gig.

Tickets are priced at £10 and are available behind the bar or from the link below
https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13276790/night-and-days-21st-birthday-bash-manchester-night-and-day-cafe-2012-11-28-19-30-00

But you haven't heard any of this have you?? Wink Wink Nudge Nudge, you get the picture!!!


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Inspirations Collected

Following the recent announcement that Delphic's long-awaited second LP entitled 'Collections' is to be released imminently (Jan 28th, Polydor), the band have now dropped a prequel to the album, in the form of a 30 minute mixtape of music that proved inspirational in the creation of their new record. In the bands words; 'When you go off the radar for two years and not even NASA can pick you up, you need a reminder of where you've been. Prize off the lid and take a look inside our musical BlackBox.'