Allo Darlin’ – Bright Eyes – Play It Again, Sam

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Allo Darlin' - Bright Eyes

Fortuna POP! strikes again! Over the past couple of years the diminutive London based label has released the subdued indie pop of Flowers, the pop punk of Martha, and the visceral buzz of Joanna Gruesome, along with curating two iterations of the Shake the Shacklewell showcase at The Shacklewell Arms thus proving you don’t need to be big to leave an impressive mark. Under rated is not the word.  Joining these illustrious ranks of records is the third full length by Anglo/Australian jangle popsters Allo Darlin’, We Come From The Same Place, which was released on October 6th.

The delightful, jangly call and response boy/girl duet “Bright Eyes” is one of the undoubted standouts from the entire set. Reminiscent of the dreamy duets of Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield of Lemonheads at their most memorable sans the heroin come-down, the track lilts and breezes along nonchalantly before easing into a fuzz fueled jubilant guitar solo filled denouement.

To promote the record, the band are embarking on quite an extensive tour of North America and Europe over the next few months.

Check out their tour schedule below (for your ease the UK dates are in bold):

10 OCT GLASSLANDS GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY, US
11 OCT BOOT & SADDLE, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US
12 OCT ROCK & ROLL HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC, US
13 OCT LOCAL 506, CHAPEL HILL, NC, US 14 OCT 529 CLUB, ATLANTA, GA, US
15 OCT CLUB DOWNUNDER, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE, FL, US
16 OCT GASA GASA, NEW ORLEANS, LA, US
17 OCT RUDYARD’S, HOUSTON, TX, US
18 OCT MOHAWK, AUSTIN, TX, US
19 OCT CLUB DADA, DALLAS, TX, US
21 OCT LAST EXIT, PHOENIX, AZ, US
22 OCT SODA BAR, SAN DIEGO, CA, US
23 OCT THE ECHO, LOS ANGELES, CA, US
24 OCT RICKSHAW STOP, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US
25 OCT WITCH ROOM, SACRAMENTO, CA, US
27 OCT BUNK BAR, PORTLAND, OR, US
28 OCT ELECTRIC OWL SOCIAL CLUB, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
29 OCT THE VERA PROJECT, SEATTLE, WA, US
01 NOV ICEHOUSE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US
02 NOV SCHUBAS, CHICAGO, IL, US
03 NOV PJ’S LAGER HOUSE, DETROIT, MI, US
04 NOV THE DRAKE HOTEL, TORONTO, ON, CANADA
05 NOV MONKEY HOUSE, WINOOSKI, VT, US
06 NOV THE MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS, CAMBRIDGE, MA, US
18 NOV STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR, BRIGHTON, UK
19 NOV THE MAZE, NOTTINGHAM, UK
20 NOV THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER, UK
21 NOV UNITY HALL, WAKEFIELD, UK
22 NOV HENDERSON HALLS (LEITH), EDINBURGH, UK
23 NOV STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK
24 NOV SCALA, LONDON, UK

25 NOV L’ESPACE B, PARIS, FRANCE
26 NOV LIBELLULE CAFÉ, COLMAR, FRANCE
27 NOV CAFE KAIRO, BERN, SWITZERLAND
28 NOV SCHÜÜR, LUZERN, SWITZERLAND
29 NOV CHELSEA, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
30 NOV LOKALHELDEN, AUGSBURG, GERMANY
01 DEC DIE HÄNGENDEN GÄRTEN VON EHRENFELD, COLOGNE, GERMANY

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