15 Jan 2010

Hey everyone and welcome to our new Allo Darlin’ site! New year, new website, new singles, new album, new bass player…


Bill, our much-loved moustachioed, grinning, bouncing bass monster, is leaving us shortly because he is soon to be a dad. Yay Bill! But never fear, Bill fans. he will be back in May, he promises.

In the meantime, our good friend Greg will be stepping up the bass plate. Let’s put his face on the internet:


But, I know what you’re thinking…sure he looks happy, but does he bounce? Fret not, he’s not all mister smiley smile….he also has plenty of bass-god rock moves…


Alright greg!

We have lots of plans up our little sleeves for 2010. Here are some we can tell you about:

– Back in November we made a video for The Polaroid Song. It was shot on 16mm film and is a tribute to The Breakfast Club. We will post it up when it’s finished at the end of January. Bit late for a promo but you know we’re all about the art, maaan…

– We’re going on a UK tour in March with our good friends from Cardiff, The School! Woohoo! For dates please check the shows page to see if we’re playing near you. Elizabeth suggested to Liz from The School the tour should be called “Twin Lizzie”. She’s yet to get back to us on that one…

– Straight after our tour, we’re heading to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. We were lucky enough to get some funding for our trip from the PRS Foundation, but we still have a bit of a way to go. Which is why:

– We’re throwing a benefit bash at Bardens Boudoir on February 9th! Lineup to be announced very shortly, but will feature bands you know and love, and if you’re not careful we may ask your band to play. It’ll be like Live Aid, but better.

– Finally, Paul and Mike’s other band, Hexicon, will be launching their debut single “Stars” at the Luminaire next Thursday 21 Jan. it’s going to be amazing show, a long time in coming. You can buy tickets here.