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BBC Sound of 2010: Delphic

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.




Watch Delphic perform Doubt on BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland

Indie guitars and euphoric electronica have rarely gone together well, but this Manchester group make them a natural fit. Hypnotic songs are driven by pulsating beats as frontman James Cook sings infectious hooks. Their motto is: "The guitar is dead, long live the guitar."

This is what would have happened if New Order embraced ambient techno, or Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant had spent his time at raves. Their broad appeal is demonstrated by the fact that they have supported acts from Orbital to Kasabian.

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