Consolidating twelve months of frantic live activity and single releases, Darlia finally pull the trigger on a mini-album out now via Dew Process. An emphatic, furious example of why they are leading the pack of exciting young British rock bands.
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.
Listen to Petals below