Anglo-Aussie indie-poppers Allo Darlin’ are back with their third full-length and a lot has changed since 2012’s ‘Europe’: coalescing the enthusiastic urgency of their 2010 self-titled debut with the introspective sophistication of its follow-up, ‘We Come From The Same Place’ combines the best of both worlds. Their propensity for melody remains firmly intact, but it is both sonically and lyrically different following a shift in singer Elizabeth Morris’ personal life, with the theme of new beginnings running throughout.
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Always kind of enjoyed these unapologetically indie-schmindie folks. Well their first album was a fair pleasure! Now we somehow have their third effort in my furry paw and I'm not sure if its making virtually no real impact on me or I haven't actually woken up yet. This is an ungodly time to be doing reviews!
Led by Aussie native Elizabeth Morris, their's is a restrained take on wistful melodic jangle pop with an intimate, classicist feel. This music just wallows in the tentative, strummy, ramshackle style beloved of the indietracks fraternity. Charming if not particularly remarkable music played with a quiet passion and with zero concession to what is currently happening in the world of music at large; Allo Darlin' have a way of capturing your heart without even trying. I plunge into these records expecting so much more but the songs on 'We Come From The Same Place' gradually worm their way into your heart, the beautifully evocative centrepiece 'History Lessons' reminding me of better, more innocent times, Morris's plaintive voice being a thing of girl-next-door wonder, maybe one to cherish in this bland modern world? A grower.....
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