Monday, 9 January 2012

Track of the Week: Allo Darlin' - Capricornia

In case you missed it; Allo Darlin''s debut self-titled record is a sublime indiepop masterpiece. Released in 2010 it's definitely something you should go back and check, with singles such as 'Dreaming' and 'My Heart Is A Drummer' being as good a place to start as any. And you should investigate quick as next month they're touring the country again in order to promote the forthcoming second album, Europe.

Released on Fortuna Pop! in the UK and Slumberland in the US, Europe is preceded by this weeks' top track Capricornia. Which as you can hear from the embedded Soundcloud player below is a streamlining of everything that made Allo Darlin' special on album number one into a song that's so pretty that it feels as though it's been around forever.

Allo Darlin' - Capricornia by Slumberland Records

Referring to an area of Queensland it aptly reflects shimmering sun and wide open skies. Jangly guitars hit their mark and the influences of Kirsty MacColl and The Go-Betweens, that were apparently key touchstones for Europe as a whole really do shine through. But there's only really so much that can be said about 'Capricornia', it's such an immersive and perfectly pop experience that listening is the only way to do justice.

After you've done so and want to see them on tour you can check out the dates over at Fortuna Pop!s webpage. The Manchester, Sheffield, London and Leeds dates are also due to feature the AMAZING This Many Boyfriends, whilst the also AMAZING Standard Fare are on board also for the Sheffield one. It's three of KPLs favourite indiepopsters together on one bill! Don't miss it.

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1 comment:

Dean said...

Best track of the year so far. If this is anything to go by, the new album will be a must-buy!