Consolidating twelve months of frantic live activity and single releases, British grunge-rockers Darlia recently announced mini-album Petals, due for release 23rd February 2015 through B-Unique Records. New single, ‘I’ve Never Been To Ohio’, will also be released on the same date. Watch a video of the live performance below.
The band have also previewed the acoustic version of their track 'Pandemonium'.
Its release coincides with a headline tour of the UK, including at London’s Garage on 17th February. Full dates below.
The brainchild of frontman Nathan Day, Darlia evoke memories of classic ‘90’s US grunge bands, but Day gives it an almighty injection of heady melody to bring that impactful sound right up to date. As both vocalist, performer, and lyricist, he is a frontman you daren’t keep your eyes off, and there are few frontmen out there today with the impact that this young Northern artist is capable of.
Petals brings together Darlia’s singles to date, including a new recording of debut track ‘Queen of Hearts’, and also features ‘Candyman’, ‘Dear Diary’, and ‘Stars Are Aligned’. The band deals in head-spinning indie rock, wrapping their songs in fizzing hooks and melodies. New single ‘I’ve Never Been To Ohio’ remains close to that tested formula, but it’s the other new song ‘Say Your Prayers’ that expands Day’s songwriting house - an electrified slower-paced track that veers close to ballad territory, albeit injected with Day’s distinctive snarl.
Produced by Rich Turvey in Liverpool (except ‘Candyman’ by Cam Blackwood), ‘Petals’ is a timely example of where Darlia are right now, and an exciting taster of what to expect from their full length debut later in the year.
Having spent the Summer and Autumn solidifying their live reputation with explosive sets at Glastonbury, T In The Park, Reading & Leeds, a headline tour of the UK, and their debut shows in Australia, Darlia are taking the well-travelled route of picking up their legions of new fans on the road.
16th February - Esquires, Bedford
17th February - The Garage, London
19th February - Bodega, Nottingham
20th February - Academy 3, Manchester
21st February - Sugarmill, Stoke
22nd February - Thekla, Bristol
24th February - Wardrobe, Leeds