Delphic performed as part of MIF13. For more details, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.
Delphic’s rise was famously instantaneous: they were signed after their first gig, and ended up on Later With Jools Holland and indeed the BBC’s influential Sound Of 2010 list after putting out two singles. Acolyte was greeted with critical praise – “on kissing terms with greatness” etc –landed in the Top Ten and was nominated for awards.
Following up an album like that was always going to be a challenge, and challenge it was, particularly for a band so determined not to rest on any laurels, and more particularly, not to stand still ; Richard Boardman from the band elaborated; "we’re rebels really, although we don’t sound like the Sex Pistols we make points in our own kind of geeky way. When we made Acolyte we were rebelling against everything that was on the radio at that time, which was NME guitar music and we thought we want to find our own pocket and we want to get euphoric dance builds and synths and all that kind of stuff and create a sound that wasn’t being heard at that moment. Anyway, three years later, we turn on the radio, and it’s absolutely full of synths and euphoric builds, although in a more chart-friendly way with your Calvin Harris and David Guetta stuff like that with a similar aesthetic, and we want to find our own pocket again. So we went about building a sound we thought was new, and that wasn’t existing at the moment and we pulled that in from so many different places to try and find that.”
The end result is "Collections" the bands' second album released in January 2013. An eclectic piece of work that initially shocks the system of anyone at ease with band's earlier work, but in it's own right, stands firm with quality and innovation and an indefinable but heady brew of influences that mark Delphic as one of the most forward thinking and capable bands of our time.