Kele And Delphic Live Review
The boys hit Ibiza Rocks
As Delphic took to the stage and belted out opener Clarion Call you could have been forgiven for thinking that the crowd had only just surfaced from their beds, such was there timid response.
But this being Ibiza, and the time being 9pm, that could well have been the case.
By the time they got into the second track of their set - the rabble rousing Doubt - the rocker/ravers present seemed to suddenly ignite.
By the time the band had begun to hit their stride with epic tracks This Momentary and Halcyon, the fire under the seat of the crowd was well and truly roaring.
Delphic seemed so perfectly suited to the Ibiza crowd, with their super-danceable tracks and merging of one song into the next akin to a DJ's mix.
It was with some surprise that they told MTV earlier in the day that they'd never visited Ibiza before! Something says they will be back…
Opening with tracks from his solo debut The Boxer, Kele seemed confident and to be enjoying his music - an infectious enthusiasm that was only spread among the fans.
Things really got going though during the fourth track of his set - Everything You Wanted - with fans singing along as if it were Bloc Party of old.
The next track was in fact Bloc Party of old, with Kele and his new band members reeling out a medley of Bloc Party tracks, include fan favourite One More Chance.
Tellingly, it was the next track in Kele set which received the biggest reaction - the lead single from his solo album - Tenderoni.
The massive beats could do nothing but whip the crowd into a frenzy of ecstasy, it was spellbinding and fervent, just like all the best Bloc Party songs, but in few ways similar.
After leaving, then coming back for the obligatory encore, Kele knocked out the Bloc Party track which perhaps first marked his transgression into synthesiser territory - Flux.
When Flux was released it sounded like the future, but with the exciting direction Kele is going in, it sounded more than a little like the past.