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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 17:16
by Paul
RITH wrote:When I spotted both Elizabeth and Bill, I suspected/hoped the ??? ??? slot in the merch tent would be 'Allo Darling.
The story behind the ??? isn't as nearly as exciting as a lot of people had hoped for! It was just a case of the band that I had asked wanted to wait to see if they were feeling well enough to perform. I hear the Vacaciones did a great job stepping in.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:02
by elizabeth darling
Hey guys. I just wanted to come on here and say thanks for your concern and for caring! It really makes me feel good. I don't want to go too much into my private life, I think I do that enough in my songs, but it's enough to say that I am moving to Italy, the band will continue and everything will be fine. Yes I suppose I am being kicked out of the UK, but that's ok, it's been an incredible 8 years here and I am definitely ready to go somewhere new. I suppose Barto and others in Italy will get to see a few more solo shows, but we have plans already to play some UK shows in the autumn. We recorded five new songs yesterday in live takes and the new album is shaping up nicely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYP4DkytfFk#at=114

Please don't punch anyone in the face!
Elizabeth x

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 13:26
by Barto
elizabeth darling wrote: I don't want to go too much into my private life, I think I do that enough in my songs
And on twitter too :)

And did you post that youtube link for The Ballet random, or is it a hint for a new Allo Darlin musical direction?

EDIT oh no sorry it was you singing with them live...

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 18:13
by ranirani
Any one from London going to this Allo, Darlin' show Sept 14 in Nottingham? Need a concert buddy.
https://www.songkick.com/concerts/15960 ... in-at-maze

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 18:18
by a layer of chips
I think there are a few people from London coming up to Nottingham. You should be in good company! Glad you're coming to the show.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 14:02
by elizabeth darling
Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know that in addition to our London show on Oct 31, we are playing in Leeds and Manchester too.

Leeds Belgrave Music Hall, 28 Oct http://www.wegottickets.com/event/237313
Manchester venue tba, 29 Oct
London Islington Assembly Halls, 31 Oct http://www.wegottickets.com/event/228357

Potentially a date to fill on 30 Oct, somewhere between Manchester and London.

We have been recording the new album this summer at Soup, and we're over the moon with what we have. At the moment we think that it will be called We Come From The Same Place. I know everyone says this about what they're working on, but I think it's the best we've ever done. Can't wait to play it to you!

See some of you at End of the Road this Friday and then in Nottingham on Sep 14.

Elizabeth x

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 14:46
by djbones
Ooh, must check out the Belgrave.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 13:33
by destroyalldreamers
elizabeth darling wrote:Potentially a date to fill on 30 Oct, somewhere between Manchester and London.
You'd be welcomed back to Birmingham with open arms if something could be sorted out :)

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 14:33
by roundbitsofplastic
elizabeth darling wrote: Potentially a date to fill on 30 Oct, somewhere between Manchester and London.
Birmingham is between Manchester and London [different venue to last time, promise].

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 08:07
by RITH
The last time I was home in Australia I tried my hand at writing songs on my great-great-great grandmother's piano. It came to Australia from Germany as a wedding gift in the 1850s. It still sounds beautiful.

These piano songs didn't feel like Allo Darlin' songs. Perhaps the reason why will be evident to you upon listening. They were written during a turbulent time, and have been floating around in my head ever since.

A conversation with my friend Darren Hayman made me think that perhaps I should record these piano songs on his ship's piano. I wanted to get them recorded before I left London permanently. Darren also drew some pictures of me while he was recording. We think this is the first time a recording engineer has drawn the artwork for an album whilst recording it. He's that good.

I wrote the song Shoe Box very recently. It is a funny little song but I think it hangs nicely with the others. I think that's all I need to say about that one.

Sweetheart will be familiar to Wave Pictures fans. Allo Darlin' have spent much of the last 18 months touring with the Wave Pictures, and this is one of my favourite songs of my friend David's.

This is not meant to mean anything other than I had these songs, and I didn't know what to do with them. But I wanted them to be heard at some point.

Thanks for listening and I hope that you like it.

released 27 August 2013
http://elizabethmorris.bandcamp.com/

Nice!

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 16:50
by destroyalldreamers
roundbitsofplastic wrote:
elizabeth darling wrote: Potentially a date to fill on 30 Oct, somewhere between Manchester and London.
Birmingham is between Manchester and London [different venue to last time, promise].
Ray - that would be awesome :)

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 19:45
by stolenwine
RITH wrote:
The last time I was home in Australia I tried my hand at writing songs on my great-great-great grandmother's piano. It came to Australia from Germany as a wedding gift in the 1850s. It still sounds beautiful.

These piano songs didn't feel like Allo Darlin' songs. Perhaps the reason why will be evident to you upon listening. They were written during a turbulent time, and have been floating around in my head ever since.

A conversation with my friend Darren Hayman made me think that perhaps I should record these piano songs on his ship's piano. I wanted to get them recorded before I left London permanently. Darren also drew some pictures of me while he was recording. We think this is the first time a recording engineer has drawn the artwork for an album whilst recording it. He's that good.

I wrote the song Shoe Box very recently. It is a funny little song but I think it hangs nicely with the others. I think that's all I need to say about that one.

Sweetheart will be familiar to Wave Pictures fans. Allo Darlin' have spent much of the last 18 months touring with the Wave Pictures, and this is one of my favourite songs of my friend David's.

This is not meant to mean anything other than I had these songs, and I didn't know what to do with them. But I wanted them to be heard at some point.

Thanks for listening and I hope that you like it.

released 27 August 2013
http://elizabethmorris.bandcamp.com/

Nice!
that really is SO beautiful. in love with it <3

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:38
by elizabeth darling
Thank you Sandy, and thanks very much to everyone who has downloaded or listened to my little EP.

Elizabeth x

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 13:48
by Barto
It's truly sweet and beautiful

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 14:32
by roundbitsofplastic
destroyalldreamers wrote:
Ray - that would be awesome :)
Snot up to me.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 06:57
by sweepingthenation
Oddly, Optimism has had a proper Pitchfork review, one which manages to suggest Allo Darlin' have influenced Paramore and Taylor Swift: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/185 ... -optimism/

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 19:23
by RandomRules
I read that review too. It has to be said it adds an interesting, yet somewhat dubious slant to the review. I am in full agreement that it is a truly beautiful EP.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 04:32
by gaolferrybridge
A little unexpected, but you never know where the next Allo Darlin fan will show their love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoU4UfFv8Jk

I think this is a student-run thing, for what it's worth.

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:39
by Elpresidente
Paul's made an ace poster for the London gig!

Tix here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/228357

Image

Re: Allo, Darlin'

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:28
by elizabeth darling
Hi everyone. Just a little update on our tour at the end of the month.

28 October - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds with special guests The Lodger
29 October - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
30 October - Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate with (where I will open up the show with my solo EP songs - not my idea!)
31 October - Islington Assembly Hall, London with special guests Amor de Dias

All tickets are now on sale through we got tickets.

Also we will play a live session for the lovely Marc Riley in Manchester on the evening of our show there, so you can hear us on 6 Music that night if you're keen!

Elizabeth x