Allo Darlin' (2010)
*I Proud To Recommended!!!*
Allo Darlin' are many things. They can turn a room in a famous punk venue into a joyous, jumping, sweaty, pop-mosh pit. Or bring a room of 500 to hushed silence with the few strums of a ukulele and a love song about cooking. They're close friends that found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent. They've only been playing seriously as a band since January 2009, although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007.
Their debut album will be released in May 2010, and another single will precede this in March. The album was recorded at Soup with producer Simon Trought, underneath the Duke of Uke shop in Brick Lane. - allodarlin.com
The 10 songs on Allo Darlin’s self-titled debut album don’t rewrite the formula for wistful bedsit charm as much as show that it can still be carried out masterfully. 7.9/10
This debut is a joy from beginning to end, a fully-formed talent at the first attempt – as rare as it is welcome.
LOUD AND QUIET
It’s effortlessly cool…this record will have you playing it lots of times. 8/10
Don’t embark on your summer affair without this under your belt. 8/10
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER
Put simply, this is the best summer record you’ll hear all year, and potentially the best you’ll hear all decade.
THE LINE OF BEST FIT
When we talk about records fit for summer, we mean one that evokes lazy, crazy days of warm sun by means of unhurried ease and glorious melody. Allo Darlin’ certainly do all that. Get it home, though, and there’s just as much to admire in the smart lyrical touch that belies any sort of scene connotations, a fine romance borne from catching hold of the little things.
It's lovely stuff!!!
"Enjoyed something of Twee-pop, Shame that.