Allo Darlin’ are many things. They can turn a room in a famous punk venue into a joyous, jumping, sweaty, pop-mosh pit. Or bring a room of 500 to hushed silence with the few strums of a ukulele and a love song about cooking. Their DIY attitude inspires true dedication from their fans, some of whom will travel hundreds of miles to see them. They have toured the USA and Europe extensively in the last three years.
Their self-titled debut was released to universal acclaim in 2010, including being named No. 2 record of the year by online retailer eMusic, and a glowing 1,200 word essay by legendary Go-Between Robert Forster in the Australian magazine, The Monthly. Their second album ‘Europe’ was released in 2012 and was Rough Trade’s Best Selling record of the year, and number four in their end of year critical list, as well as earning top praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the NME, Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of the year and featuring in stacks of Top Ten of 2012 lists. Despite such critical and underground success, Allo Darlin’ have not become a mainstream act. They are a cult band in the truest sense.