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Delphic + Two Door Cinema Club at Club Academy

Review (gig: 22/10/09)
By Alexandra Pereira
Contributor, BBC Manchester Introducing

Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club have been on the periphery of breakthrough within the smaller festival circuit this summer, peaking with a set on BBC Introducing's stage at Glastonbury in June.

Since then, their tunes have hit playlists all over and their math-rock, which combines complex guitars with punky attitude, has turned heads across the country.

Tonight, the band members dart about like pixies within their stage spots; the energy they exude is the best sort of tiring on the eye and their songs are just as full on.

Highlights included Cigarettes In The Theatre, with its changing but always accurate tempo, and Something Good Can Work, which is poppier and illustrates their versatility.

Delphic
Delphic

Soaring to the top of the Introducing game over the past year, Delphic are joining the likes of Everything Everything, Marina and the Diamonds and then some, shifting from that platform onto their own, very able, grounds of self-promotion - shown by their headlining of a Kitsune tour.

After supporting Bloc Party on their European tour and playing packed-out sets at Reading and Leeds, the guys have set a standard good enough to near-fill the underground Club Academy.

And the Manchester crowd receive their newest local electronic heroes with rapturous arms.

Singer James is a likeable figure, whose focussed, precise vocals are somehow simultaneously relaxed, punchily complimenting the dreamlike soundscapes created by the rest of the band.

December holds more future dates with Bloc Party - whose sound they undeniably flatter, rather than falteringly echo in their songs - in Tokyo. Chances are they may well eclipse their hosts if tonight is anything to go by.





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