Back in late 2008, the magical 2010 debut from UK popsters Allo Darlin’ was just a twinkle in frontgirl Elizabeth Morris’ eye. She got together a few songs, her ukulele, her delicate and cute voice, and recorded what she calls a “lo-fi Christmas record.” “S P A C E Christmas” is the first track off an EP called Merry Christmas From Allo Darlin’, which was the first music released under the name Allo Darlin’. The five-song EP, including a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and a demo of “S P A C E Christmas,” is a quiet and charming bunch of songs to accompany your calm Christmas activities. The EP is available for download on the Allo Darlin’ BandCamp for only ₤3, which is less than $5! And if you’re like these songs as much as I do, go ahead and order the self-released CDr for the same price with a little bit of shipping.
We’re only about half-way through the year, but I’m gonna give out the cutest album of 2010 award right now to Allo Darlin’s self-titled pop masterpiece. Very rarely does an album come along that’s cute, lovable, catchy, fun, and insanely addicting, but the Brits manage to pull it off with apparent ease. The tone is set in the first minute of the album in the first line of opening track “Dreaming”, “Will you go out with me tonight, lose it on a disco floor?” It’s that kind of adorable vocals/lyrics from Elizabeth Morris that makes Allo Darlin’ an absolute smash. Each song itself is as good as the next, from bass riffs in “Silver Dollars”, the soft ballad “Let’s Go Swimming”, the mega-twee anthem “Kiss Your Lips”, ands the warm ukulele frown-melter “Heartbeat Chili”. Allo Darlin’ is getting its official release from Fortuna Pop! in the UK, and I sure hope this gets picked up by a label in the US.
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IM IN INDIANA RIGHT NOW.
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