Will this be your first time in Australia? Yeah! It’s our first ever time to Australia so we’re super excited.
In January, Delphic was ranked third on the BBC Sounds Of 2010, how does that feel? It’s weird because it’s obviously nice for a band like us and it’s easy for me to say, “oh yeah, it’s great, it’s really good,” but I can’t help but feel it mounts pressure on bands. It’s nice for journalists to look back at the end of the year and say, “yes, I was right,” and it’s nice for us because we get people like you guys finding out but it’s really a double-edged sword because hype equals backlash as well.
What’s it like to hear your song on the radio? Do you turn it up or turn it off? It’s like that film, That Thing You Do, when they hear their song on the radio and they jump and run around screaming. It’s like that every time!
We’re quoting you on that… [Laughs] It’s still just totally mental, it’s just weird because it makes the radio real because you’re on it. We sometimes think, “oops, someone’s cocked up on the BBC because they’re playing our song!”
What are your first impressions of the music industry in general? The way I kind of think of it is, if you were to imagine a bubble in your head right now, you’d have a bubble in your head and that bubble in your head is there and it’s real to you and you can see it. But just because there’s a bubble in your head doesn’t mean there’s actually a bubble in reality. But if enough people believe in this bubble and enough people think about the bubble then it kind of becomes more of a reality. So it’s very strange in that way and I think we kind of wait and look for the real elements of it. Like people coming to the gigs or buying the record.
Being a fellow Manc band, what’s your take on Oasis? Oasis. I’m sort of indifferent to Oasis now. I mean back in the day they were great but I’ve lost interest now. I still think Noel’s a great songwriter but I just kind of think they became somewhat of an anachronistic scene and never really moved or changed. For a band like Oasis, that’s fine because they’re absolutely f**kng massive from doing what they’re doing. That’s cool. But for a band like us, we like trying new things and pushing ourselves. Oasis are Oasis and I have no problem with them at all but they left Manchester you know as soon as they got big and moved to London, which, yeah, you know, is cool if that’s what you wanna do. It’s a cautionary tale for us on what not to do.
London’s not an option? I don’t know what happened to Oasis but didn’t they move down to London and become massive coke heads? We love being in Manchester. We nearly moved down to London when we started and thought we might give it a chance but we went to a party and it was the most awful, awful party. It was underneath a video shop and was really trendy. London’s a great city and there’s a lot going on there but for us having the space of being in Manchester and not having any clique or scene or anything like that is great.
Are you guys still flatting together? Yeah! The flat just across the hall is coming up for rent and I think we’re going to get that and have two people in one and one in the other and we’re just going to rotate whose on their own. And we find we write better in two’s rather than in three’s.
Three’s a crowd kind of thing? Well yeah! You kind of get those two on one situations and it’s never nice if you’re the one on your own! We don’t want to endorse that anti-social aligning of opinion. We’d never do that!