Allo’ Darlin’ are a band we can excuse you for getting infatuated with. A rare combination of sweet indie-pop sensibilities underneath an ear warming slight-rock sound.
The dizzying indie-pop mixture is fronted by Ukulele wielding Aussie Elizabeth Morris; delivering fragile lyrics that manage to reinforce the earnestly heart wringing notion of ‘twee’ long before it was melted down into being more about quiffs and loafers.
You’ll also struggle not to shimmy along to the knee knocking charms of Bill Bottings bass, undercut with chord action from Paul Rains on guitar and Mikey Collins’ buffeting drum work.
Originally setting out under the solo project sail of Miss Morris (under The Darlings) the unit managed produce one of the sternest indie efforts from the UK in 2010 with their self titled debut LP, little over a year from formation.
With a hectic international touring schedule or three already under their belts since, Scotland hasn’t been trodden on as much as we’d like. They’ve not played Edinburgh in nearly two years and their only visit north of the border was a packing into the Captain’s Rest last January.
If the zesty darkness behind new single Capriconica is anything to go by, we expect upcoming sophomore album ‘Europe’ to trampoline their fey antics into the ear-line of those who deserve to here some of the finest alt-indie we’ve heard in too long.