by Gemma Hirst
Having recently seen Darlia perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival live in Glasgow, these guys rocked it in my front room. I was not able to go to the Big Weekend but boy did they put on a great live performance.
And that energy is transferred into their new single of Dear Diary which was played as part of their set in Glasgow. Of course the live version is always better, however you still get that energy and passion that was created during the live gig in the single version.
The trio from Blackpool have created a rocking sound, almost like Blackpool Rock. It’s British, minty fresh and strangely addictive. Cringy I know, but I am not a usual fan of rock that being the sweet that everyone brings home from holiday and the music genre but this one has had a different effect on me.
Dear Diary is a completely new sound in comparison to the song Queen of Hearts that I heard on Radio 1’s Big Weekend. It is bitter sweet, the lyrics are so romantic “I’m being honest when I promise that I’ll never say a thing, you can tell me all your regrets” but the music is somewhat grungy and aggressive. Especially when it kicks into the chorus, it’s very heavy and full of opportunities in which fans can head bang along too.
This track is going to be such a tune when it comes to the summer music festivals, even if like me you are not a fan of rock like me, I can guarantee you will love this song. Which is quite appt as Darlia are going to be performing at festivals like Glastonbury, Hyde Park and T in the Park.
Dear Diary is released on the 7th July.