For a while now, the U.K. dance trio known as Delphic has been making a case for why it deserves to be considered music’s next big thing. For example, note the band’s highly lauded debut album, Acolyte, and #8 debut on the U.K. charts.
Dangerbird Records recently caught wind and decided to make the band its third high-profile signing in as many months. The Los Angeles based label signed Minus the Bear last February and Hot Hot Heat in March.
Per Jeff Castelaz, Dangerbird CEO and co-founder: “Starting when I was a kid, I’d find entire albums that seemed to illustrate my emotional and mental state at the exact moment the music entered my life. Bands like The Smiths, New Order, Love And Rockets all made records that, by turns, comforted and fueled my life during tough spells. When I heard Acolyte six months ago, it was clear to me that this band, this record, was for me, right now. Today, Delphic are not only that perfect companion for my current life – they’ve joined the Dangerbird gang.” Yeah, no pressure or anything, right?
For Delphic, its new home also brings with it some added benefits. On June 29th, Dangerbird will give Acolyte its proper U.S. release. What’s more, the release will be part of “Introducing,” MySpace Music’s new program poised to help establish new artists. According to an issued press release, Delphic will receive key promotional opportunities both online and off, for twelve weeks, including single and video premieres, daily status updates, behind the scenes footage, a full album stream premiere, as well as many others. Basically, marketing to the max. The program went into effect on April 1st.
The band will also support the release with a summer full of touring, which will include an appearance at this month’s Coachella Music Festival.
For you listening pleasure and to prepare you for the onslaught of Delphic that will likely come in the weeks and months ahead, we’ve included a stream to the band’s single “This Momentary” below.
Delphic 2010 Tour Dates:
04/15 – Bourges, FR @ Printemps de Bourges
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
05/06 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaeude 9
05/07 – Essen, DE @ Delta Music Park
05/08 – Berlin, DE @ Munze
05/10 – Paris, FR @ Maroqunierie
05/11 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
05/12 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
05/14 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/16 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
05/17 – Leeds, UK @ Metropolitan University
05/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
05/19 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
05/21 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
05/29 – Belfast, IE @ Ulster Hall
05/31 – Gateshead, UK @ Evolution Festival
06/05 – Krakow, PL @ Selector Festival
07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/09 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/16-18 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
08/20 – Salzburg, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/29 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/30 – Ibiza @ Ibiza Rocks
09/09-12 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival