Darlia’s songwriter and lead singer explains: “Music is a bit like a card trick. You can make flames shoot from your hands or pull doves from a hat, but it’s just a gimmick. Everyone knows it’s a trick and they soon get bored of it. I prefer those simple close-up tricks that maybe aren’t as flashy, but they’re harder to do and keep people interested for much longer.”
Nathan sings…Skyline high, backdrop low
Choose which doomsday suits you most, while I set the scene.
The ribbons that remind where a memory goes, to rub it in your face that your missing out. I’m starting to see
So what’s it gunna be? Ooh you got me, yeah you got me.
Tell me what you see, ooh when you read my palm as I wave as I walk away.
Need I remind that if were animals, we’re living in a habitat without a home and it’s no place to be.
I need to get out into the Amazon. To call it mankind would be arrogant and irony.
Here’s their strong debut EP ‘Knock Knock’:
Nathan formed Darlia with the only other musician he knew upon leaving school, drummer Jack Bentham. Fate threw Nathan and bassist Dave Williams together when they’d finished their studies. They became cleaners at the school…”I wanted to leave the place, I just didn’t seem able to” reveals Nathan.
28th March Sound Control, Manchester
29th March Unit, Southampton
31st March The Cellar, Oxford
1st April Water Rats, London
1st May Sound City, Liverpool
3rd May Live At Leeds
9th May Concorde 2, Brighton (The Great Escape)