Radical alt.rockers DARLA AND THE BLONDE share their new single ‘End Of The Party’, out on 18 March
“Chief songwriter Nina Lovelace has an impeccable songwriting ability” We Close Tonight
“Seductive glamour of goth with pop hooks” The Sound of Confusion
Listen to ‘End Of The Party’ HERE
In the finest tradition of deathless rock’n’roll, ‘End Of The Party’ is an electrifying mix of the grit and the glitter, built on an infectious glam-rock groove interspersed with sparks of searing guitar. Atop this grungy, Ziggy-like bedrock, Jen Demaris and Nina Lovelace’s crystalline voices ring out a catchy and powerful melody, which, rather than being concerned with the closing stages of a heady night out, is in fact about Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution of 2014: “This Is The Time And These Are The Places/Where You Must Bend To Changing Faces”. With touches of The Runaways here, Patti Smith there, ‘End Of The Party’’s absorbing progression takes in a pristine solo by guitarist Rob McCabe before climaxing in a rush of vocal harmonies, a fitting final refrain of what is a gleeful testament to the scope of Darla And The Blonde’s ambition.
Listen to ‘End Of The Party’:
Darla And The Blonde’s superb single, ‘End Of The Party’, released on 18 March, will shortly be followed by a five-track EP that turns its lyrical focus to subjects ranging from age and transgender issues to the escapades of feminine espionage, all set to the band’s impassioned and inventive alt.rock sonics.
See Darla And The Blonde live
Thursday 25 February: The Workshop, London EC1
Friday 18 March: The Finsbury, London N4 (official single launch party)