Artist info

Genre

Indie


band members

Bec O'Brien- Vocals, acoustic/electric guitar


Influences

Bob Dylan, Rodriguez , Father John Misty, Blake Mills,


Website

darby1.bandcamp.com/releases

Gig

darby

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

4 Jul

Fredas

Sydney, 2008

Chippendale

8:00pm

Bio

With carefree and classic approach to melody and story telling, Sydney warped folk-rocker darby is gearing up to announce the release of her debut LP 'Fever Street' following the success of the record's first single 'Bayview', which now has upward of 6,700 streams on Spotify, achieved national and community radio play as well as a spot on some of Triple J's most popular indie playlists at the beginning of 2019.

Some traveling, some slightly impoverished living and some genuine obsession with songwriting has given darby the reason to record this album, while working as a music tutor and living in an artist commune has given her the means - not an easy feat, but a worthwhile one.

Having traded in her acoustic coastal roots for an electric guitar, darby's newfound city grit has seen her performing in and around the inner west of Sydney as a trio with long time pals and collaborators. The group's intriguing blend of electric folk/ alt- country and soul with textural three part harmony has attracted attention from some of the industry's leading bookers which saw them front the main stage of Oxford Art Factory earlier this year as well as supporting Triple J album of the year winner Tia Gostelow at the Lansdowne.

Fresh off the back of an Australian tour with indie pop artist Patrick James, darby's coming releases and subsequent release shows are something to keep close eyes and ears for.

Review

Cologne Was Coming Down Fro...

darby

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

feels dusty and classic in the best way possible. agree with stephen that it's restrained but still commands your attention in bursts throughout.

feels dusty and classic in the best way possible. agree with stephen that it's restrained but still commands your attention in bursts throughout.

Review

Cologne Was Coming Down Fro...

darby

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

29 Jul 2018

Triple J
45

It's like your plunging down from the stars to earth and every now and then you have these moments of stillness and pure bliss - magical and strong as always. So great!

It's like your plunging down from the stars to earth and every now and then you have these moments of stillness and pure bliss - magical and strong as always. So great!

Review

Cologne Was Coming Down Fro...

darby

Review by Stephen Goodhew Stephen Goodhew

24 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

sophisticated and restrained. Its a little bit of a slow burn but boy am I on board.

sophisticated and restrained. Its a little bit of a slow burn but boy am I on board.