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Armed with their second EP ‘It’s Just One Look’ which was released earlier this year, DARLING will return to play a headline show in Whelans on Friday May 1st. Tickets, €13.50 incl. booking fee go on sale this Friday March 20th at 10am via Ticketmaster & Whelanslive.com
It has been a busy year for Dublin duo Gary Harding and James McGuire also known as Darling. Between releasing their second EP and being play listed on Irish national radio, they found the time to support big names such as Echo and the Bunnymen and Embrace and play their own headline show in Dublin’s Sugar Club earlier this year.
Renowned pop producer Stephen Lipson heard a snippet of one of their demos. Many of the foremost pioneering names in popular music have entrusted their sound to Stephen, among them, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones, Ultravox and Pet Shop Boys. Within a few weeks the boys were holed up in Steve’s West London studio sprinkling magic on some demos. These sessions more than anything let them know they were on the right path. Under Steve’s expert tutelage their songs took life and a blueprint was laid down. Gary: “We confined ourselves to a studio environment for months and months with guitars and pianos, a 7-year old mac and some glitchy software trying to write stuff that moved us and was worthy of real pop music. We listened to the giants and studied them and just wrote and wrote. We wanted to write music that would sound just as solid in 20 years.” Darling released their first EP in October 2013 and immediately after began working on their second EP ‘It’s Just One Look’ that was released in January this year.
Check out the new video for EP title track ‘It’s Just One Look’
ON SALE THIS FRI 20th MAR, 10AM: €13.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).