Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

julia jacklin, Cat Power, Adrianne Lenker


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, Big Thief


Bio

darby is a prolific Sydney musician who has released three albums since the beginning of the pandemic, her debut record 'Suburbia' (Launched at The Vanguard September 2020) illuminates Bec O'Brien's candour and aptitude for story telling as well her ability to build new roads amidst the indie folk rock landscape.

darby and her trio of long time collaborators have attracted attention from some of the industry's leading bookers, they have fronted many of Sydney's most reputable venues including the main stage of Oxford Art Factory in 2019, supporting Triple J album of the year winner Tia Gostelow at the Lansdowne and Shane Howard of the infamous 70s Aussie rock group Goanna.

darby's recent bodies of work 'Suburbia' and 'At The Beach' have received critical acclaim with community radio rotation in NSW and is set to launch the vinyl for her debut record 'Suburbia' May 27th at Waywards in the heart of Newtown.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 May 2021

Triple J
40

some enchanting, considered song writing from darby who's voice feels trusting and close.

some enchanting, considered song writing from darby who's voice feels trusting and close.

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.