THEORY OF MIND EP
THEORY OF MIND EP LAUNCH
with special guests Frida and Creature Fear
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 09
THE GASOMETER HOTEL
With an incredibly formative year already nothing more than a memory, Melbourne’s emerging frontrunner of intelligent pop Darling James is hitting the brand new year running. So far, so good – upon announcing a very special hometown launch party at the Gasometer Hotel, he is also proud to offer a debut music video for God’s Graffiti.
The one-man band fronted by ex-Boat People frontman James O’Brien, has just released his debut EP Theory Of Mind – a six-track affair lauded by many with three singles released and supported nationally by triple j and Double J. The uncanny sophistication in which his songwriting unravels has pricked the ears of both sides of the spectrum, proof that he can achieve the impossible and tickle the fancy of both sides of the cerebrum.
The video for God’s Graffiti was initially an entirely different concept brainstormed with local director Luke Constable, but ended with a camera placed atop an unmanned car rolling down a slight incline. Admittedly, the pair spent more time leaping into the car to prevent it rolling onto bike paths and train tracks.
Such perils will not be undertaken at The Gasometer Hotel come Thursday February 9, where the man himself will be joined by the sonic assault of the full Darling James band at full flight. Rest assured, with Frida and Creature Fear in support, there *will* be a party to kick off what is going to be another leap forward for Darling James.
PRAISE FOR DARLING JAMES
“Darling James is a man blessed with a keen ear for a diversity of sounds, and the intelligence to use them” – The Music
“Rather than just predictably-shiny pop, James explores a variety of textures” – Tone Deaf
“This has the clever pop sensibilities and piercing lyrics you’d expect from a guy who was once a part of the criminally underrated Brisbane act The Boat People.” – Dom Alessio, triple j
“His debut single Ultimatum Talk hinted at a songwriter and producer extending an already unique and eclectic musical perspective to new discoveries.” -Wally De Baker (Gotye)
THEORY OF MIND
1. ULTIMATUM TALK
2. GOD’S GRAFFITI
3. ACHE AND BEND
4. THE ITCH
5. HOW FAR WILL YOU GO
6. INDONESIAN CIGARETTE
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