Heralding from the South West of England, The Darlingtons are an alternative, post-punk, shoegaze band with a rapidly growing profile.
Since the release of full length album Decades Dance in 2012, Biz, Kiran, Chris and Dan have seen their fan-base extend the length and breadth of the country with nearly 100 shows played in 2013 so far.
‘Don’t Give Me Hope’ is the latest single from The Darlingtons and has recieved glowing reviews -
“Combining epic post rock with a sense of emotional optimism” - Artrocker
“Kiran Roy, Daniel Young, Alex Bispham, and Chris Holmes have come together to make something incredible” –A Music Blog Yea?
“Songwriting skills most people kill for” – The Monitors
We had three great gigs at the weekend, thank you to everyone who came out and saw us in Hull, Sheffield and Leicester. This week we’re off to The Nest in Bath on Tuesday and The Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe on Friday.
We spent last week doing a mini tour of t’north where we got a chance to play alongside some cracking bands, including the fantastic Catfish and the Bottlemen. Thanks to all that attended the shows we had a great time at each of them and can’t wait to be back!
Here are a few photos from our Halloween show with Catfish and the Bottlemen. (Photo Credits to Mark Loraine)
Along with a photo of a pig holding a pumpkin…It was Halloween after all
This weekend we will be playing the King Arthur in Glastonbury and Bar Youth Cafe in Weston Super-Mare!
Here is our brand new video for our most recent single ‘Don’t Give Me Hope’.
Have a read of what Bitter Sweet Symphonies blog had to say about it HERE
In other news, we drove half way up the country yesterday when our car packed in. Unfortunately we didn’t get to play the gig in Leeds we had planned. However, we will be sorting transport to get to these gigs this week:
30/10/13 – The Bowry, Sheffield
31/10/13 – The Leopard (with Catfish & The Bottlemen), Doncaster
We had a great time in Manchester on Friday, thank you to the good people at Scruff Of The Neck Records. We will be back in Manchester soon. Also thank you to those who came to Start The Bus in Bristol on Saturday night.
This week we are heading up to Leeds for an Oxjam event at Northern Monkey. Check the Facebook page HERE.
We are also pleased to announce our tour dates which back the release of our new single ‘Don’t Give Me Hope’ released 25 November.
On top of the tour dates listed we have also been added to Kismet Ryding’s LSDT EP Launch line-up at Gypsy Tears in Cleethorpes. We love this band, check out the event page HERE.
We had a great few gigs last week, The New Cross Inn in London followed by two incredible shows at Epic TV Studios as part of Norwich Sound and Vision Festival. Live videos of the gigs will be online soon.
This weekend we are in Manchester at The Royal Oak in Chorlton on Friday night and then over to Bristol to play Start The Bus on Saturday night. Really excited about both of these shows.