Darling West’s tweede album “Vinyl And A Heartache” betekende de doorbraak voor deze Noorse formatie. In hun thuisland werden ze al op de nationale radio-stations gedraaid en stonden ze op de grote festivals, maar nu ging ook Amerika overstag. Ze verschenen er in de country charts, werden al meer dan 30 miljoen keer via Spotify beluisterd, tourden met Sam Outlaw en Lucinda Williams en speelden er op enkele belangrijke festivals, o.a. SXSW (Austin), Folk Alliance (Kansas) en Americana Fest (Nashville). Ook op “While I Was Asleep” hoor je weer hun ‘sweet, smooth and lovely mix of Americana, country and folk with catchy melodies and harmonies’.
donderdag 18 januari – Doopsgezinde Kerk – Groningen
vrijdag 19 januari – Coffee Company/Plato – Groningen
Check de video “Traveller” ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRxBeYFX3_U
1 After My Time
2 Rolling On
4 Better Than Gold
5 Always Around
6 While I Was Asleep
8 Ballad Of An Outlaw
9 Don’t I Know You
10 How I Wish
The last twelve months of Darling West’s musical career can hardly be described as anything else than fantastic. Since the release of their second album, “Vinyl And A Heartache”, they have played concerts all over the world, been listed on the biggest radio channels in Norway and appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US. They’ve been played more than 30 million times on Spotify, been booked to the biggest festivals in Norway, SXSW in Austin, Folk Alliance in Kansas City and Americana Fest in Nashville, toured with Sam Outlaw and supported Lucinda Williams. In February 2017, they also won a Norwegian Grammy for their album “Vinyl And A Heartache”.
Despite all this, the band didn’t rest on their acquired laurels, and headed straight into the studio to record their third album. The album is called “While I Was Asleep”, and it contains ten new songs. They haven't changed much these last twelve months, but you could still hear a new and revitalized Darling West. The band is still playing their sweet, smooth and lovely mix of Americana, country and folk, but there’s a lot more drive in the music, with a crystal clear production and the melodies and harmonies are even catchier than before.
As mentioned above, the last twelve months have been great, but there’s nothing that indicates that the next twelve won’t be even better.
LIVE AT EUROSONIC / GRONINGEN 2018:
THURSDAY 18 JANUARY – DOOPSGEZINDE KERK – 23:45
FRIDAY 19 JANUARY – COFFEE COMPANY/PLATO – 14:10