If the last Pocketbooks record had reminded you a little bit of Kirsty MacColl, then the new Allo Darlin' single, 'Capricornia' brings back long afternoons listening MacColl's ace 'Kite' album, whilst trying to plot a way out of not coming out of my bedroom for the entire summer.
'Capricornia' offers up the same kind of hazy melancholy, and is frankly beautiful. I suspect there are plenty of people waiting for Allo Darlin' to trip up after their faultless rise and rise, but this isn't the single that'll let them down. And if this is a signpost the forthcoming album, 'Europe', then Allo Darlin' will be ready to take on the world. And they will.
'Capricornia' is released on February 13th on Fortuna Pop! and Slumberland, with 'Europe' out some time in May on the same labels.
Allo Darlin' - Capricornia by Slumberland Records