Boston-based band Darlingside has long been praised for their harmonies and intelligent song-writing. Lauded by Rolling Stone and The New Yorker for their music, which American broadcaster described as ‘exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop’, the group’s dynamic presence has also made them a live-performance favourite.
The individual voices of Darlingside’s four songwriters – multi-instrumentalists Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Pasletiner and David Senft – are showcased in their fourth album, Everything Is Alive. Exploring personal and universal loss and the struggle for redemption, it marks a subtle departure for the quartet known for its sonic unification, bringing a new degree of intimacy and nuance.
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co. Donegal whose music is imbued with compassion, insight, and warmth, both in their lyrics and their magnificent musicianship. They have a unique rootsy sound which borrows elements from traditional Irish music. The reviews have been exquisite, with The Sunday Times describing their music as ’astonishing’.