After eight years and three records, indie-pop group Allo Darlin’ have decided to call it a day. The band released their last album, We Come From the Same Place, in 2014. To celebrate their career and thank their fans one last time, they’ve announced that they’ll be playing a special farewell show at London’s Scala on 11th December.
The band released a lengthy statement talking about their decision to call it a day: “ After eight years of playing, laughing, driving, dancing, singing and generally having the time of our lives, we are calling it a day. We will be playing our last show at the Scala in London, December 11th 2016. Wait, don’t be sad! Although we are generally a reflective and nostalgic bunch, this is not an overwhelmingly sad decision or twist of fate for us. Most bands have to stop actively recording and playing shows at some point, especially those like us who don’t have this as our day job.”
They continued: “It is hard to find the words to describe exactly how much fun it has been to be in Allo Darlin’, and what a privilege it has been to make records and play shows from Brisbane to Bern, Boston to Bristol. We feel extremely fortunate that we came along at a time where it was possible for a DIY bunch like us to make records and play shows without an enormous advertising budget or a proven business plan.”
The band also took the time to thank their fans: “Of course, none of this would have happened without the support and love from you guys, the audience, who came to our shows and bought our records, gave us your floors to sleep on and helped to set up shows. Your generosity and feedback was always inspiring and appreciated! Please keep on supporting the bands you love, telling them they played a good show and buying their records. You will probably never know how much this means to them.”
Watch the video for ‘Bright Eyes’ below.