Acolyte (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Acolyte
Studio album by Delphic
Released 11 January 2010
Recorded Berlin, Germany
Genre Alternative dance, dream pop
Length 51:42
Label Polydor, Dangerbird
Producer Ewan Pearson
Delphic chronology
'''Acolyte'''
(2010)
Collections
(2013)
Singles from Acolyte
  1. "Counterpoint"
    Released: 13 April 2009
  2. "This Momentary"
    Released: 31 August 2009
  3. "Doubt"
    Released: 4 January 2010
  4. "Halcyon"
    Released: 15 March 2010
  5. "Counterpoint (re-release)"
    Released: 31 May 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Clash (7/10)[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME (8/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.0/10)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rock Sound (7/10)[8]
The Times 5/5 stars[9]


Acolyte is the debut studio album by the English alternative dance band Delphic, released by Polydor Records on 11 January 2010. It was recorded mostly in Ewan Pearson's Berlin studio. The album was released in Australia and New Zealand on 22 January[10] via Modular and in the United States on 29 June 2010 by Dangerbird Records.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Clarion Call"   2:56
2. "Doubt"   4:06
3. "This Momentary"   4:35
4. "Red Lights"   6:11
5. "Acolyte"   8:51
6. "Halcyon"   4:43
7. "Submission"   5:33
8. "Counterpoint"   6:18
9. "Ephemera"   1:56
10. "Remain"   6:33

Singles[edit]

  • The band released the tracks Counterpoint and This Momentary on 13 April 2009 and 31 August 2009 respectively prior to the completion of the album. This Momentary later became available as a free Digital Download on iTunes to help promote the album.
  • The first single to be released from the album was Doubt and was released on 4 January 2010, a week prior to the release of the album. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 79, the most successful song from the band yet. Its B-Side was Sanctuary.
  • The second single to be released from the album was Halcyon and was released on 15 March 2010. The single reached a peak of number 143 on the UK Singles Chart marking the band's second most successful single to date. Its B-Side was Wake.
  • The third single to be released from the album was Counterpoint and acted as a re-release of the single. It was released on 31 May 2010, although it was the Tim Goldsworthy Remix that received the radio airplay. The single failed to make an impact on the UK Singles Chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak position
UK Albums Chart 8
Australian Albums Chart 66
French Albums Chart 151

Personnel[edit]

  • All Tracks Written By – Delphic
  • Drums By – Dan Hadley
  • Published By – Universal Music Publishing, Ltd.
  • Produced By – Delphic and Ewan Pearson
  • Mixed By – Ewan Pearson and Bruno Ellingham
  • Photo Images By – Non-Format and Jake Walters
  • Art Direction and Design By – Non-Format
  • Dangerbird A+R – Jeff Castelaz and Peter Walker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Clash review". 
  3. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (7 January 2010). "The Guardian review". London. 
  5. ^ "NME review". 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  7. ^ Feb. 2010, issue 283
  8. ^ "Rock Sound review". 
  9. ^ Paphides, Pete (16 January 2010). "The Times review". London. 
  10. ^ "Login / Sign Up Delphic to Release Debut Album "Acolyte"Delphic to Release Debut Album "Acolyte"". Modular Records. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Delphic Sign To Dangerbird". dangerbirdrecords.com. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 

External links[edit]