It's the new single from Allo Darlin'!
Allo Darlin' - Capricornia
First heard this last night on Gideon Coe's 6 Music show and didn't immediately place it as being an Allo Darlin' song, despite the fact that we go back years. But you know those rare occasions when something jumps out of the radio at you (not literally) the moment you hear it? That's exactly what happened to me with this song. And you can imagine what a pranny I felt at the end when Gideon revealed who it was by. (Also quite relieved to know that my critical faculties were still intact.)
It's the debut single from Allo Darlin's forthcoming, second album Europe, which, rather than being a musical tribute to Joey Tempest and his hard-rocking Swedish pals from the 1980s, is actually, as Elizabeth herself puts it, pitched "Somewhere between A New England by Kirsty MacColl and Cattle and Cane by The Go-Betweens. I think this song [Capricornia] is the closest to that.”
The album's not due till the spring but what a great start to the year this song is!
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