Allo Darlin' are set to play four intimate shows in London, tracing compass points across the city.
A charming indie four piece, Allo Darlin' have always been fond of slightly odd shows. Taking their second album on the road last year, the band recently returned to the rehearsal room in order to craft some new material.
With work on their third album well under way, Allo Darlin' have now decided to play four special shows around London. Tracing the points of a compass, the dates focus on lesser explored, rather more intimate venues than the group have been playing of late.
"We're recording our new album in London in the summer, and we had the idea that it would be great to road-test the new songs before we put them to tape" singer Elizabeth Morris explains. "We haven't played any small shows in London for a long time, and we're aware that sometimes the best venues are the smallest ones. We've always felt that we play our best at these kinds of shows, and it doesn't seem fair that our London audience misses out on them."
"So we decided to do a show in every corner of this fair city of ours, in four venues that we have never played before. It's a London Compass, if you will. An ancient church, a jazz venue, a converted Victorian WC and, of course, the classic, a back room of a pub. We will be playing a lot of new songs, but of course there will be room for old favourites. With some amazing support acts, we hope you can find time in your summer to join us."
Here are those dates in full:
12 London Ginglik (with support from Flowers)
20 London (with exceedingly special guests)
27 London St. Pancras Old Church (with support from Haiku Salut)
3 London The Vortex (with remarkably special guests)