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Allo Darlin’ premieres new music video for “Capricornia”

By February 28, 2012No Comments

“Capricornia” is the first single from the eagerly anticipated second album from Allo Darlin’ entitled Europe, and is due for US release on March 6, 2012 with the full-length due on April 17. The band are also embarking on a full US tour to accompany the album release in April, so look out for their effervescent, fun-filled live show in a town near you (see tour dates below).

Achingly personal, incredibly poignant and familiar all at once, Elizabeth Morris’ songwriting has deepened and developed since their debut, and while the upcoming album may have a more sombre feel to it “Capricornia” shows that they’ve lost none of their ability to create sophisticated, intelligent pop music with an uplifting, joyous feel. And for those of you wondering exactly what “Capricornia” is all about, Elizabeth explains:

“Capricornia is the area in Queensland that I’m from. It has imaginary state lines, roughly around the Tropic of Capricorn, which runs directly through my hometown. There’s a nice 70s monument that marks the spot where the line passes, out on a lonely dirt road where all the kids learn how to drive. My family have lived in this area for over 6 generations but none of my generation remain. It’s a beautiful place.

Musically, when we first discussed the album with our producer, I suggested that the feel of Europe should be somewhere between “A New England” by Kirsty Macoll and “Cattle and Cane” by The Go-Betweens. I think this song is the closest to that.”

Having built up an intensely loyal and ever-increasing fanbase, Allo Darlin’s reputation has developed at its own pace, from just one girl strumming a ukulele to headlining London’s Scala and touring all over the world. In their brief lifetime they’ve toured the USA four times, played sold out shows across the UK, embarked on an epic five-week European tour, and wowed the crowds at both Indietracks and End of the Road festival. The band have also been strongly supported by BBC 6music, recording several sessions including one at the prestigious Maida Vale Studios as Steve Lamacq’s choice for BBC Introducing. Their self-titled debut was released to universal acclaim in 2010 with plaudits including being named No. 2 record of the year by online retailer eMusic and a glowing 1,200 word essay by legendary Go-Between Mr. Robert Forster in the Australian critical magazine, The Monthly.

A slice of pure Aussie pop sunshine to brighten up the winter, “Capricornia” is proof that Allo Darlin’ will be one of THE bands to watch out for in 2012.

“Terrific, witty and heartfelt, like a less moody Belle & Sebastian” – The New York Times

“Say hello to Allo Darlin’: a welcome reminder that any aversion to cutesy music in recent years may have been due not to the aesthetic, but the quality.” – Pitchfork

Tour Dates

all dates w/ The Wave Pictures

04/24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
04/25 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
04/26 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
04/27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
04/28 Atlanta, GA 529
04/30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
05/01 Austin, TX Mohawk
05/03 Santa Fe, NM VFW
05/04 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
05/05 Los Angeles, CA Echo
05/06 San Diego, CA Casbah
05/08 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
05/10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
05/11 Seattle, WA Vera Project
05/14 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
05/15 Chicago, IL Schubas
05/16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
05/18 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine

Allo Darlin’
“Capricornia” Single
(Slumberland Records)
Street Date: March 6, 2012
Formats: 7″/download

A: Capricornia
B: When You Were Mine

Allo Darlin’
(Slumberland Records)
Street Date: April 17, 2012

1. Neil Armstrong
2. Capricornia
3. Europe
4. Some People Say
5. Northern Lights
6. Wonderland
7. Tallulah
8. The Letter
9. Still Young
10. My Sweet Friend

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