The last twelve months of Darling West’s musical career can hardly be described as anything but fantastic. Since the release of their second album, «Vinyl and a Heartache», they have played concerts all over the world, been listed on the biggest radio channels in Norway and appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US, streamed more than three million times on Spotify, booked to the biggest festivals in Norway and Americanafest in Nashville and won a Norwegian Grammy.
Despite all this, the band has no plans of resting on their acquired laurels, and have already unveiled two singles from the album they plan to release in early 2018.
They haven’t changed that much these last twelve months, but one can still hear a slightly different and revitalized Darling West. Relentless touring and playing big festival stages has served as a catalyst to give them more edge and confidence. While continuing to play their sweet Americana/Country/Folk, the music has more drive and the melodies are catchier than before.
There’s a feeling the next year might be even more eventful for them. As No Depression put it: “They are a perfect example of how Americana has infected the rest of the world, and they play it with great affection.”