Former members of promising indie-pop group Snowfight in the City Centre, Rick, Matt and James are Delphic. Three guys in their early to mid twenties, they've eschewed a previous songwriting ethic they have since attributed to "writing songs to get signed".
The change in sound and outlook is remarkable, replacing potential indie anthems with euphoric beats, Kraftwerk-inspired electronics and heroic guitar work. Live, they're joined by drummer Dan, who gives the trio an even sharper dance edge.
The first fruits of their labour can be heard in the spine-tingling 'Counterpoint', released on R&S Records on 13th April (pre-order 12" at Rough Trade and Puregroove). Having originally recorded on their own, the band have been working on their debut album with producer Ewan Pearson. Live, they're pretty sharp as low-key shows around Manchester last year showed, and they've since supported Bloc Party in Europe.
Their decision to start afresh now looks inspired. See below for the video to Counterpoint and current confirmed UK and European live dates...
13 London - The Queen of Hoxton (Dummy Mag Launch)
09 London - Notting Hill Arts Club
12 Sheffield - The Plug
16 London - Pure Groove In-store (On-stage 6:30pm)
21 London - Madame Jo Jo's
01 London - Koko (With Phoenix)
05 Paris - La Maroquinerie (Kitsune Party)
16 Cornwall - Beachbreak Live Festival