The Don Darlings opens the lid and release a first single from their forthcoming third album, to be revealed in its' full glory this fall. The band has deepened the cooperation with producer Hans Olsson Brookes (Kleerup, Timo Räisinen) and The Don Darlings new sound has taken shape in Svenska Grammofonstudion.
"Let's dance to Joy Division and celebrate the irony"
A meeting between Joy Division and Nick Cave in East Berlin. Dance and gloominess. Repetitive and cinematic. Electro and rock. Damon Collums dark, distinctive voice creates the melancholy that has become so significant for the band. As The Don Darlings now are treading new musical ground, expectations rises.
Some songs pick you up, some put you down. And some songs manage to do everything at once and - in a good way - fuck you up completely. Like the songs by The Don Darlings.
The Don Darlings always make me want to smile, dance, toss a bottle and drink myself dead all at once. They somehow manage to unite a lot of great things in one neat, five-piece hell of a band.
Their music is a clash of big dinosaurs like Nick Cave and Tom Waits on one side and Joy Division and The Black Angels on the other. The boys have a penchant for the rural twilight as well as Hopperesque cityscapes.
Their lyrics tell cinematic stories put through a melancholy and gravel-voiced singer from Dallas. And on stage The Dons are nothing short of incredible. I've seen them rock in clubs, outdoors, at parties, big stages, small stages, with rowdy crowds, drunken crowds or plain asshole crowds - The Don Darlings handle them all with that mixture of care and carelessness that is the true mark of a great band.
- Björn Westerlund, freelance music journalist
23.05. Bremen - Meisenfrei
24.05. Krefeld - Kulturrampe
25.05. Lichtenfels - Paunch Cats
26.05. Freiburg - The Great Räng Tang
27.05. Berlin - Bassy Club
28.05. Hamburg - Kikuun Club