Tuesday 24 January 2012

Allo Darlin' - Capricornia

Capricornia is a song about Australia from an album called Europe. After Tallulah, it's Allo Darlin's second song about Australia and it similarly throbs with the ex-pat's aching longing.

The Australian theme is underscored by Capricornia's driving jangle and energy bearing a musical kinship with Sunlight In A Jar by The Lucksmiths.

You can place both those songs in the area of pop's playground marked 'offspring of I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better by The Byrds'. It's a great place to be and marks Europe as one of the albums to watch out for this year. Allo Darlin' - Capricornia by Slumberland Records


  1. also sounds like kirsty mccoll's "new england"

  2. Yeah, a lot of people have drawn the MacColl comparison, and not just because it was on the press release. I see where that comes from, but I hope we can all agree that it's a really good pop song in its own right.