Leading young indie rockers will charm you with Petals


Leading the pack of exciting young British rock bands, Darlia are on tour as they release a mini album, Petals, later this month.

Their UK tour brings them to Esquires, Bedford, on Monday, February 16, with the new release and a single - I’ve Never Been To Ohio - both out a week later.

Support on the night comes from Nothing But Thieves.

The brainchild of frontman Nathan Day, Darlia evoke memories of classic ‘90’s US grunge bands, but Day gives it an almighty injection of heady melody to bring that impactful sound right up to date.

As both vocalist, performer and lyricist, he is a frontman you daren’t keep your eyes off, and there are few frontmen out there today with the impact that this young northern artist is capable of.

Petals brings together Darlia’s singles to date, including a new recording of debut track Queen of Hearts, and also features Candyman, Dear Diary, and Stars Are Aligned. The band deals in head-spinning indie rock, wrapping their songs in fizzing hooks and melodies.

New single I’ve Never Been To Ohio remains close to that tested formula, but it’s the other new song, Say Your Prayers, that expands Day’s songwriting house - an electrified slower-paced track that veers close to ballad territory, albeit injected with Day’s distinctive snarl.

Petals is a timely example of where Darlia are right now, and an exciting taster of what to expect from their full length debut later in the year.

Having spent last year solidifying their live reputation with explosive sets at Glastonbury, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds, a headline tour of the UK, and their debut shows in Australia, Darlia are taking the well-travelled route of picking up their legions of new fans on the road.

Hosted by The Pad Presents, tickets are £8 advance from Seetickets.com, or in person from Planet Boutique and Esquires. Doors open at 7.30pm.

This is a 14+ show and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Visit www.thepadpresents.com and www.darlia.co.uk