Hi Darlia! Congrats for the „Queen Of Hearts“ video. It’s great!
But first off, what about a quick introduction of yourselves and the band?
Sure, we’re Darlia. A 3 piece from England – Blackpool. We live in Manchester now. Nathan – guitar and vocals, Davey – bass and Jack – drums. We’ve been going for less than a year but I (Nathan) have been writing songs my whole life.
How would you describe your sound in a few words?
Turn It Up
Your first EP „Knock Knock“ is coming out on the 28th of October. What can we expect from it?
Expect… Lots of tailored noise.
Which artists have you been listening to lately?
We’ve been listening to.. Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins, Jeff Buckley.
You often get compared to bands like Nirvana and other grunge bands. Which bands or artists have influenced you the most?
As the songwriter, there are no definitive influences from artists or bands – everything in the world and what gets to me is where it comes from. As for the sound of our music, that’s down to how it naturally occurs.
Who would your dream gig be with?
Supporting Pixies would be amazing.
Let’s get less serious! What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?
We love this question. So many great stories are made while gigging. One gig, as we were cleaners at the time – we had to be at the venue to soundcheck at 5pm. Our cleaning shifts finished at half 6. We had to hide our guitars / basses and equipment in bin bags and hide from CCTV cameras and make it look like we were taking rubbish out when we ran into the car and drove to the gig and left our shifts extra early.
What are your musical guilty pleasures? (we all have one..)
Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush.. Don’t tell anyone.
What’s something about Darlia that nobody knows yet?
There’s a big deal about us playing in London – when the right time is etc. The thing is that nobody knows, is that before this took off we actually got a Megabus down to London from Blackpool – which was a total bus journey of about 12 hours. We played in front of 3 or 4 people and got the bus back again!
And lastly, what would you call a perfect friday night?
Scented candles + liquor.
Thanks a lot for this interview! It’s been an honour.
Cheers! Thank you very very much!