Dark Dark Dark
Thursday 21st June 2018
Doors 6:41 am
Dark Dark Dark is an American folk band based out of Minneapolis, USA and we are thrilled to have them back to come and play for us in Brighton in July!
With listeners everywhere having a very emotional response to Dark Dark Dark’s music, and their sophomore album – titled Wild Go – being ambitious and layered, it reminds us to seek out the wonder and magic that surrounds us all the time.
Their sound sets Nona Marie Invie’s soaring, haunted voice against an array of traditional instruments, balancing folk and high-art, creating music that is making people crazy. Their music has also featured on Greys Anatomy and Skins.
The first single, Tell Me, finds Dark Dark Dark setting a new tone for avant-garde pop. The beat is up, the drums and bass propel the song, and Nona Marie Invie’s voice soars between impassioned yearning and a resigned, empowered hope that reveals wisdom.
Most of the material on Who Needs Who was written by Invie in Minneapolis, and arranged by the band on tour and in New Orleans, where acclaimed engineer Tom Herbers joined them to record. The recordings are as dynamic as their schedules, the places they choose to work, and their friendships. In some ways, it is a wonder they exist at all.
Who Needs Who, the new album by Dark Dark Dark, is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking ground, and settling into the strengths of a quintet that has worked incredibly hard, both on the road and in their personal lives. The band’s commitment to their music has proven to be a double-edged sword.
“Dark Dark Dark rue accomplishment here is how they mix sounds and influences so effortlessly. They comprise a tight, intuitive unit, especially when the instruments swirl together into an otherworldly eddy of sound”. Pitchfork