Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Darlingtons - Don't Give Me Hope

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Ralph makes no secret of his love of The Darlingtons track 'Bats' (closely followed by 'Watch Yourself'), both of which have featured regularly on his Radio KC Sunday Indie Show.  So it's no surprise his tail was wagging with news of their debut self-released single 'Don't Give Me Hope', due out November 25th 2013 along with an almost countrywide autumn tour.

THE DARLINGTONS - Don't Give Me HopeThey're putting it out through darlingtonsmusic and it's a more grown up, reflective Darlingtons sound, reminiscent of Leeds band Swim Deep's, 'She Changes The Weather'.  They're growing stronger lyrically with each release and back it up with a depth of musicality difficult to find in bands with many more years behind them.  It's matched by an ever so slightly esoteric video by Reel 35's Karl Taylor and features a performance filmed in The Live Room, Taunton interspersed with a dancing rabbit (Luis Young of Elementz Street Dance) at the stunning location of the Quantocks in Somerset.

The Darlingtons vocally strong, guitar driven live performances are a force of nature (I was lucky enough to catch a live streamed performance recently and look forward to catching them live at Winsford in December). Their reputation has grown with hard work at the core of their ideology, gigging relentlessly across the country, resulting in their being one of the tightest live bands on the circuit.

Upcoming gigs 

Nov 01Gypsy TearsCleethorpes, United Kingdom
Nov 02The LeopardDoncaster, United KingdomTickets
Nov 03The HopWakefield, United KingdomTickets
Nov 08King ArthurGlastonbury, United Kingdom
Nov 09Bar Youth CafeWeston Super Mare, United Kingdom
Nov 15Mammy Liz's Voodoo loungeStamford, United Kingdom
Nov 23Lock 42Leicester, United KingdomTickets
Nov 29Lincoln ImpScunthorpe, United KingdomTickets
Dec 06The DrednoughtBathgate, United Kingdom
Dec 11Death2Disco Nottinghill Arts ClubLondon, United Kingdom
Dec 19Da BeeWinsford, United Kingdom
Dec 27The LouisianaBristol, United KingdomTickets

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