Holy Smokes! are proud to present... Allo Darlin' + Guests
Holy Smokes! is a Derby based music and art collective aiming to bring new, interesting and diverse music and art projects to Derby whilst at the same time using unique venues.
Taking place in Derby Silk Mill Museum - the world's first factory building - indiepop meets engines as Allo Darlin' grace our fair city. Following a recent US tour and releasing one of the first truly great pop albums of 2012, we're delighted to have them.
Allo Darlin' are an indie rock/twee pop band, based in London, whose current members are Elizabeth Morris, Paul Rains, Bill Botting and Mikey Collins.
Allo Darlin' are a fan's band. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent. They've only been playing seriously as a band since January 2009. Their debut album was released on Fortuna Pop in June 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. They spent much of 2010 and 2011 on the road in the UK, Europe and America. Their second album "Europe" was released in May 2012 on Fortuna POP! in Europe and Slumberland Records in America.
"A smile is never far from Morris's mouth and nor is a killer melody. 'Polaroid' and particularly 'Dreaming' turn my mood from early festival optimism to something near universal love for humanity." Drowned in Sound
"From the very first track it's clear they've got that ephemeral something that separates the pretty good from the truly magical." The Fly
"The best new group in recent years from a pop tradition that attempts to counter what its members might perceive as the market-corroded fantasy of corporate pop and the detached insularity of many underground records. Led by Australian-born Elizabeth Morris, who previously played with ex-Talulah Gosh frontwoman Amelia Fletcher in Tender Trap, the London foursome established themselves as worthy heirs to Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, and the Sarah Records roster with their 2010 self-titled debut, all hummable melodies, clap-along rhythms, and poignantly turned phrases. Europe maintains these qualities and improves upon its predecessor in almost every way......In Europe's world, pop songs are almost characters in their own right" Pitchfork
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