Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

julia jacklin, Cat Power


band members

Bec O'Brien- Vocals, electric guitar Matt Dewar- Bass, vocals Nic Cassey- Drums, vocals


Influences

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen , Father John Misty, Blake Mills


Gig

darby

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

12 Mar

The Marlborough Ho...

Sydney, 2042

Newtown

8:00pm

Bio

darby is a multi-disciplinary artist- she can often be seen scribbling on napkins in bars, or body parts of her contemporaries around the inner west of Sydney before and after hopping on stage to sing stories of Parisian romance, German art galleries and the studies of her inner pondering.

Her playful and expressive guitar style derivative of the likes of Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and Blake Mills. Her debut album recorded with her trio of long time collaborators/ fellow songwriters, and producer Ryan K Brennan of the indie rock group Phantastic Ferniture illuminates darby’s candour and aptitude for story telling as well her ability to build new roads amidst the existing indie folk rock landscape.

The group has attracted attention from some of the industry's leading bookers which saw them front the main stage of Oxford Art Factory in 2019 as well as supporting Triple J album of the year winner Tia Gostelow and Shane Howard of the infamous 70s Aussie rock group Goanna.

The band launched their first studio effort to two sold out shows at the Vanguard in September earlier this year.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

everything is surging up from my stomach. emotions overflowing. my mind is acknowledging stress and nerves. what power you have darby!

everything is surging up from my stomach. emotions overflowing. my mind is acknowledging stress and nerves. what power you have darby!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

that gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous voice will have you hanging on to every single delicate whisper and tender word.

that gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous voice will have you hanging on to every single delicate whisper and tender word.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

05 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Sometimes, there are songs so great that the air stands still, and the world stops to listen in. They're written by darby, and they should be illegal if they weren't so good.

You make me cry, darby!
Cry at your brilliance.
Cry at the beauty you continue to create with your music.
Cry because this is a sad AF song, and I could listen to it for the rest of my li...

Sometimes, there are songs so great that the air stands still, and the world stops to listen in. They're written by darby, and they should be illegal if they weren't so good.

You make me cry, darby!
Cry at your brilliance.
Cry at the beauty you continue to create with your music.
Cry because this is a sad AF song, and I could listen to it for the rest of my life.

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