Hymn On The 45 b/w Wanderlust
New Single Due Out 9 December
7” via Fortuna POP!/The Hangover Lounge
Digitally via Bandcamp
Listen to “Hymn On The 45”
Sold Out London Farewell Shows Sat 10th & Sun 11th December
Comedian Josie Long, Night Flowers, The Hayman Kupa Band and Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums announced as support
The Hangover Lounge – Allo Darlin’ special at the Water Rats Sun 11th December
Saturday 10th December, 2pm @ MOTH Club, London – SOLD OUT
with Night Flowers
Saturday 10th December, 7pm @ MOTH Club, London – SOLD OUT
with The Hayman Kupa Band + DJ Scared To Dance
Sunday 11th December, 7:30pm @ Scala, London – SOLD OUT
with Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums + Josie Long + DJ How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
The Hangover Lounge (Allo Darlin’ Special) – FREE ENTRY
Sunday 11th December, 12 noon @ The Water Rats, London
Allo Darlin’ are all set to release a final single to coincide with their sold out farewell shows in December. Comprised of two brand new recordings by the band, “Hymn On The 45” and “Wanderlust”, it’s due out as a limited edition gold vinyl 7” on the 9th December via Fortuna POP! and The Hangover Lounge, and will be available exclusively at the sold-out London gigs on the 10th December at MOTH Club and the 11th December at Scala. The tracks will also be available to purchase digitally via the band’s Bandcamp.
The A-side “Hymn On The 45”, weaves Elizabeth Morris’ heartfelt lyrics about starting afresh in a new city with guitarist Paul Rain’s signature stylings, ending with a heartwarming sing-a-long. The B-side “Wanderlust”, about missing people and places whilst embarking on your own adventures, is classic Allo Darlin’ fare, blending poignant melancholia with bright and sunny pop melodies.
“Hymn On The 45” was premiered by Stereogum, who said: “The song is is quintessential Allo Darlin’: sentimental but not saccharine, Paul Rain’s guitar practically duetting with Morris as she spins clever turns of phrase into contagious melodies.”
The band have also announced the supports for their three sold out London farewell shows: Night Flowers play the all-ages matinee show at MOTH Club on the 10th December, with The Hayman Kupa Band supporting at the same venue in the evening, while Allo Darlin’ bassist Bill Botting and his band of indie allstars The Two Drink Minimums open at Scala on Sunday 11th December, with the main support being comedian Josie Long.
In addition, another much-loved institution, The Hangover Lounge, will be putting on an Allo Darlin’ special on the Sunday afternoon, around the corner from the Scala at The Water Rats. The Hangover Lounge DJs will be playing their usual soothing mix of country rock, deep soul, psychedelia, soft pop and lovers rock all afternoon from 12 noon, ahead of the main event at the Scala in the evening.
About Allo Darlin’:
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 chilli. Their DIY attitude inspires true dedication from their fans, some of whom will travel hundreds of miles to see them.
Allo Darlin’ were formed after Australian Elizabeth Morris arrived in London and bought a ukulele from the Duke of Uke shop in Shoreditch. She began writing music and was soon joined by fellow Australian Bill Botting (bass), Paul Rains (guitar), and Michael Collins (drums). The band have toured across the USA and Europe, as well as wowing the crowds at End Of The Road and Indietracks festival. The band have been strongly supported by BBC 6music, and in turn they played live outside Broadcasting House as part of the campaign to save the station. They’ve also recorded several sessions for Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne at the BBC, and also for John Kennedy at Radio X.
Their self-titled debut was released to universal acclaim in 2010 with plaudits including being named No. 2 record of the year by eMusic, and a glowing 1,200 word essay by legendary Go-Between Mr. Robert Forster in the Australian critical magazine, The Monthly. This was followed by Europe (2012), earning them Rough Trade’s Album Of The Month as well as rave reviews in NME and Pitchfork, and their most accomplished work to date, We Come From The Same Place (2014).
“Breezy rom-pop brilliance.” NME
“Classic indie pop… doesn’t rewrite the formula for wistful bedsit charm as much as show that it can still be carried out masterfully.” Pitchfork
“A masterclass of modern cult pop.” The Guardian
“Terrific, witty and heartfelt, like a less moody Belle & Sebastian.” The New York Times