A New Album and New Tour for Allo Darlin’

April 20th, 2012

Elizabeth Morris (vocals, guitar and ukulele) left her native Australia for London in 2005 and began making music under the moniker the Darlings. But soon enough she changed the name to a street greeting she’d hear in the local lexicon, Allo Darlin’. And with that change, soon came another, an expanded lineup, with Bill Botting (bass), Michael Collins (drums) and Paul Rains (guitar) turning the band into a quartet, one that traffics in twee pop (the good kind). A self-titled debut LP came out in 2010, and Allo Darlin’ (above, doing “Wonderland”) followed that with the release of Europe this past Tuesday. And now it’s time to hit the road. Allo Darlin’ kicks off their US tour next Tuesday at Mercury Lounge.