1. Clarion Call
3. This Momentary
4. Red Lights
Recycling and reimagining the best of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Bloc Party and Klaxons, the debut Acolyte sees Delphic present their take on merging club-floor filler music and indie. Placed in the Top 5 of the BBC Sound of 2010 list, it’s not difficult to see why the band did well and why they should continue to do so. They seem to capture a certain mood that reflects the current pop music zeitgeist.
- Three piece rock band from Birmingham, UK.
- Genre(s): Alternative, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock.
- Ex-Distophia members.
- John Biggs – Guitar/Vocals
- Pete Dixon – Bass/Vocals
- Tom Whitfield – Drums/Vocals
- First live shows in June 2008
- Next gig: 5 Feb 2010 The Victoria – Birmingham (Split 7" Launch)
- Debut album Adventuring released 09/03/2009.
- A Bear A Bison
- Caught In The In-Between To Encounter A Deer
- Fragile Numbers
- Oh K.S.S.T.
- Same Ideals
- (See You On The Expedition)
- Forests Of Varg
- Let’s Pretend That We’re Older EP released 09/11/2009
- Let’s Pretend That We’re Older
- Arm A Leg
- Expect The Language
- Hands Off
- Split 7” with William in early February 2010
- Habitation album due early 2010
- Calories MySpace page – http://www.myspace.com/caloriesband
- Smalltown America – http://www.smalltownamerica.co.uk/artists.php/193/Calories
- Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/3835441-discover-monthly–august-2008
- Clash Magazine – http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/calories-adventuring
2. Deadbeat Summer
3. Laughing Gas
4. Terminally Chill
5. (If I Knew, I’d Tell You)
6. 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)
7. Should Have Taken Acid with You
8. Mind, Drips
9. Psychic Chasms
10. Local Joke
11. Ephemeral Artery
12. 7000 (Reprise)
Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms manages to still sound distinct while drawing from a wide variety of sounds. I hear a whole number of similarities to other things vying in the tracks, like M83, MGMT, Maps, Daft Punk, 80’s Synthpop, 70’s glam, 8-bit Nintendo sounds, and disco all wrapped up in a trippy psychedelic haze. To sound both retro and futuristic at the same is a pretty amazing achievement. Say, are you boys on drugs?
Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14886/reviews/4138421
Prefix Magazine – http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/neon-indian/psychic-chasms/33465/
3. The Hunted
4. Frozen Roads
6. Pretty Widows
7. The Swans
8. Ashes of Us
9. Scarecrows and Lilacs
10. Julian’s Eyes
11. Leave Me Sleeping
On Slow Attack you can hear that Brett Anderson has been heavily influenced by film soundtracks. The use of piano, cello, hurdy-gurdy and woodwind combine beautifully with Anderson’s pastoral musings and his strong rich vocal tone. With the relaxed style inherent in the compositions I think the title, Slow Attack, says it all.
Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13761-slow-attack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PitchforkAlbumReviews+%28Pitchfork%3A+Album+Reviews%29&utm_content=Google+UK