Allo Darlin' make the kind of content folky surf pop that's accessible to many and this release is no exception. From strummed ukulele and exposed, delicate female vocals, 'My Heart Is A Drummer' builds in the vein of a Belle and Sebastian or even Beautiful South track into a pushy, if slightly twee, pop number with a dominant moving bass line throughout, driving the track forwards.
The B-side, an acoustic version of 'If Loneliness Was Art', a track released previously as a single back in August, is a beautiful, down-tempo, entrancing love song, again showcasing Aussie girl Elizabeth Morris' smooth and sensitive Laura Marling-like voice over delicate strummed uke. Peaceful, soothing music ideal for a summer's day; 'If Loneliness Was Art' lilts into a happy 'sha la la' chorus with vocals from all four of the bands' number.
The two tracks on this release evidence allo darlin's blend as catchy, accessible and easy on the ears music, perfect for when the sun shines...