When Jack Joseph Puig delivered his final mix of Darlinghurst’s latest single, it came with these words “I know you know this, but worth saying again; artists like these are so rare and few and far between. With Darlinghurst it’s not a matter of if but when. This band continues to write amazing songs time after time; it’s going to be a long and amazing ride. Best JJP" High praise indeed from a Grammy Award winning producer who’s produced such a diverse range of high quality music talent and shared Grammy Awards with the likes of The Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer, Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas), U2 and No Doubt. That praise is for Darlinghurst’s first release for 2021, Where Do We Go, which is released today. One pundit mused the song sits somewhere between Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran, due in part perhaps to Darlinghurst member Matt Darvidis taking lead vocals for the very first time. Matt delivers his vocal so sweetly and believes it was the lyrics that inspired him to do so. He said, "Where Do We Go evokes this sense of freedom and an appreciation of life and love, when you’re traveling in the same direction with the ones you hold close. The inspiration behind the song was the importance of being present and optimistic on what the future may bring. And it is just such a great song to sing” Where Do We Go is a perfect 3 minute and 30 second oasis moment to help escape the frenetic, often confusing, fast paced, modern life we all lead these days. Darlinghurst themselves are not immune to this quickened pace of life. 2020 Golden Guitars’ nominee [for Best New Talent], Darlinghurst not only release Where Do We Go in Australia this month but, having already established a toe hold in the US with So Long So Long in 2020, release their second Music Row radio track (Gotta Go Rodeo). The band will also finish recording their 11 track debut album, shoot a video for Where Do We Go and, just last weekend, open for Jimmy Barnes for the very first time (see below for just one of the fantastic reviews) ... and that’s just in the month of January!
"How have we never heard of this band before!? Holy moly! This genetically blessed quartet perform a selection of country songs and totally win us over with their polished performance, effortless musicianship and flawless vocals. And to think they most probably weren’t able to rehearse in the same room for the majority of last year!” (Stack Magazine)
With the early positive feedback and activity swirling around this relatively new band, Darlinghurst’s music is proving to be seriously infectious with no less than four out of four Top 5 Music Network Country Hot 50 chart positions to date [including two chart #1’s!]. The band’s most recent release, Gotta Go Rodeo, not only went to #1 on the Music Network Country Hot 50 charts but managed to hold out Keith Urban and Pink from the top spot for two weeks, so something's connecting! We hope you enjoy Darlinghurst’s latest offering Where Do We Go released today, 29 January, on Helium through MGM.
Live shows 12 February 2021 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC 13 February 2021 – Noojee Hotel, Noojee VIC 7 March 2021 – Road to Roma, Roma QLD 27 March 2021 - Country Rocks Festival, Bungendore NSW 8 May 2021 - Big Country, Berry NSW 27 August 2021 – Gympie Music Muster QLD 2 October 2021 - Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW More shows to be added