Led by Boy Azooga’s Dylan Morgan, DD Darillo unveil an expansive psychedelic pop debut.
The debut release by the Welsh quartet discusses the idea of belonging, unravelling the Welsh notion of ‘Hiraeth’, a feeling of longing for a home that never was. Psychedelic rock worshipping yet full to the brim with succulent pop hooks – taking inspiration from accounts of 70s rock icons who pilgrimed to the Cambrian Mountains for enlightenment – DD Darillo meld soaring pop harmonies with knotted guitar hooks to magical effect.
As we hit the two minute mark we embark on a mind-melting voyage of understanding. Each echoing and overlapping vocal part trips over the next and forces us into a black hole of heavy-hitting psychedelic rock before being yanked out with melodies so sweet that they’d rot your teeth if they stuck around for too long. But Time Will Tell never outstays it’s welcome. Mirroring the frustration and glimpses of sweet freedom that have defined 2020, DD Darillo really have hit the nail on the head.
“Aberystwyth was my home or was it Tregaron?” Maybe none of us have found ours yet. Time Will Tell was recorded at Tom Rees’ (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard) studio in Cardiff and arrives on Hush Now Records.
Words by Karl Johnson.