When they announced their breakup in September, English/Australian indie-pop greats Allo Darlin’ mentioned they’d be playing a final show in London, the city where they formed and spent most of their life as a band. Since then, they’ve added a couple extra London farewell gigs the day before, and today they’re sharing the A-side from their final single. “Hymn On The 45″ makes for a fitting finale, and not just because it’s about settling into a new city (singer-guitarist Elizabeth Morris and her husband relocated to Florence a few years back). The song is is quintessential Allo Darlin’: sentimental but not saccharine, Paul Rain’s guitar practically duetting with Morris as she spins clever turns of phrase into contagious melodies. Hear it below, where you’ll find details on next week’s sold-out farewell gigs.
12/10 London, UK @ MOTH Club (2PM, with Night Flowers)
12/10 London, UK @ MOTH Club (7PM, with The Hayman Kupa Band + DJ Scared To Dance)
12/11 London, UK @ Scala (7:30PM, with Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums + Josie Long + DJ How Does It Feel To Be Loved?)
The Hangover Lounge DJs will also be hosting an Allo Darlin’ Special at The Water Rats in London at noon on 12/11. The band will not be appearing at this event. Admission is free.
The “Hymn On The 45″ b/w “Wanderlust” single is out 12/9 on Fortuna POP!/The Hangover Lounge.