Track Of The Day #448: Darlia - Candyman

Darlia– ‘Candyman’ EP(B-Unique)

darlia (‘Candyman’) had a swaggering strut cool had us fondly imagining some guilty pleasure sharing admission by Nirvana and Placebo types about Adam and the Antskings of the wild frontier’. Well we’ve now got full on sound links for the whole set – the single due for release 14/4 on the ever wonderful though disappointingly rarely heard or seen these days B-Unique imprint. Two nuggets attach themselves to the flip side in the form of ‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Blood money’ – and while the former shimmies along to your standardised indie strum twang affair aglow in tenacious hooks aplenty it’s the latter gem that’s the game changer. Like an itch you can’t scratch this panic attacking slab of hysteria fracturing goo is all over you in an instant with an armoury of brooding to blistering rapid riff fire gear changes rippled in tension wrapped arpeggios and simmering and dirty kiss curling rock-a-boogie grind – in short the best of the pack. Oh and before we forget to say – its by Darlia.


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