Single Review: Allo Darlin’ – Capricornia

By on Wednesday, 29th February 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

After their 2010 debut, Allo Darlin’ are back, with their breezy pop sensibilities, antipodean-influenced sound, and ukeleles. Teaser single ‘Capricornia’ turns the dial a little more upbeat than previous efforts, with more than a nod to the mainstream. Opening with shoegazey acoustic guitars, the bright, ’90s-shiny harmonised vocal of Elizabeth Morris is breezy as Margate sea-front, equally as adorned with primary colours, and as fluffy as seaside candy floss. Like the Cranberries on nitrous oxide, or a Belle and Sebastian with impeccable manners, this is music you can take home to have a cup of tea with your gran. There’s nothing fancy here, just some nice melodies, a few jangly guitars, and a song with a big grin on its face.

Allo Darlin’s star has been rising since their rapturous reception on last year’s music festival circuit: 2012 could be the year they break into the mainstream. Which eagerness could explain the reason why such a sunny track is being released in January: this lot just can’t wait to brighten up the doldrums of winter. Good on them.

7/10

‘Capricornia’, the latest single from Allo Darlin’, is out now on Fortuna Pop. Their next album ‘Europe’ is due out in April. The band are in the middle of a UK tour, stopping in Cardiff tonight.

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