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Darling James - The Itch

Darling James - The Itch
Darling James is the moniker of Melbourne-based songwriter James O'Brien, former frontman of The Boat People.

Originally used as a vehicle for songs pieced together in late night bedroom recordings while touring extensively as a sideman for other acts, O'Brien quickly expanded the project into a blistering four-piece live band.

2015 saw the release of Darling James' debut single, the mesmerising, sizzling, building ‘Ultimatum Talk’. From a beguiling ukulele loop to a psych-rock explosion of organs and drums ‘Ultimatum Talk’ quickly connected with listeners, was added to rotation on triple j and knocked up over 100,000 plays on Spotify. Sold-out hometown shows and interstate tours followed including spots with The Church and Dan Kelly. With an EP ready to drop in the coming months, Darling James now presents a much anticipated second single ‘The Itch’. Recorded by O'Brien in his bedroom and mixed by John Castle (Washington, Vance Joy) ‘The Itch’ is an incessant, stomping trip through fizzing synths, falsetto vocals and O'Brien's melodic pop magic.
If ’The Itch’ is just a taste of the forthcoming EP, it's going to be a big year for Darling James.

About this track...

Intergalactic imagery is jarringly juxtaposed with scenes from everyday life as O'Brien admits his inability to outrun himself. “Every atom pulled apart, a cloud of dust then ancient stars” he sings while almost immediately settling on more terrestrial concerns - “take me to that party you talked about last night”.

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled The Itch
Copyright Holder's Name James O'Brien
Media Servicing Date 2016-03-31
Main Genre Rock
Genre 2 Folk
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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