Armed to the teeth with an artillery of life affirming tunes encapsulating the band’s reflection on all aspects of suburban culture from the good, the bad and the surreal. Accompanied by infectious hooks, their songs speak of hope, conviction and hard work.
The Darlingtons lyrics read like a running commentary on life’s disappointments: but rather than air their lament on a social media site they put pen to paper and write compelling lyrics about their immediate environment, life and people from the heart and wrap them up with the energy and emotion of a widescreen setting.
Kiwi’s trademark vocals propels their songs with a curious mix of innocence and fire. The band are by no means activists, but more idealists wearing rose tinted glasses. Packed with sentiment, passion and belief.
“With a raw category and an uncomplicated lock on human nature – bad days now sound so much better” – God is in The TV
“Top drawer lyricism and a strong musical bond – that seems to stretch far beyond simple common artistic goals” – Ents 2
“Huge post-rock riffs and catchy choruses” – John Hall, The Independent Barometer
We want you all in our next video!
On the 31st of May, we’re putting on a gig at The Leopard Doncaster, which will be getting recorded and made into a Live EP. It would be awesome to pack it out and get all of you involved with the video and photos from the night, which we’ll be featuring in the artwork booklet.
We’ve got some great bands playing with us on the night The Coopers, Laurel Canyons, Jacks House.
We’re looking forward to an awesome night, so hopefully we’ll see you there!
We gigged at 200 club Newport on Friday followed by two gigs on Saturday. One in the day in Ossett and then we drove up to Cleethorpes for an awesome show with ‘Scarlett and Saffron’ and ‘Kismet Ryding’. Both bands you should check out. Of course we got fish’n'chips and hit up the arcades in Cleethorpes, has to be done in any seaside town.
Next stop is The Cookie Jar in Leicester. Check the tour poster for a full list of May dates.
We are also very pleased to announce that our favourite live music venue The Perfect 5th is re-opening as The Live Room and we are playing the launch night on the 20th April
We are pleased to announce we will be at this years Crooked Ways Festival later in the year!
Cheers to everyone that has come down to our shows over the past month, it’s been a blast! We had a very eventful trip up North last weekend, it involved the car breaking down which meant we had to be towed home the morning after we planned! And, Dan and Biz got very, very drunk! I’m sure some of you have seen the photo on twitter!
We’ve also had a couple of good shows in London and Sheffield, so cheers to all the great bands we’ve played with!
In April we are going to be heading back out to Italy, where we will be filming a tour diary, so look out for that one!
Heaps of gigs coming in at the moment, it’s going to be a very busy year. Coming up soon we are doing a Scottish Tour and also going back out to Italy!
Songwriting has been going better than ever, we are very excited about our second album.
We will be releasing a single very shortly. A few set backs with this release but we’re pulling it back on track. Keep your eyes wide open.
Thanks to everyone who came down to our last gig. Check out a review here: http://towersmusic.com/2013/01/27/the-darlingtons-with-crystal-seagulls/