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This review is from: Europe (Audio CD)
It helps to know a bit about the band's backstory to appreciate how wonderful these songs are. Elizabeth Morris--the band's lead singer, songwriter, ukelele player, and all-around awesomeness--moved to England from Australia, leaving behind her friends and family to chase an indie pop dream. After releasing her first album with Allo Darlin', their amazing self-titled album, they toured europe where they suffered one calamity after another: a van that kept breaking down, shows that went unpromoted, unreliable soundboard, and so on. That tour inspired this album, which traces themes of finding beauty despite trying circumstances, missing one's friends, wondering about the meaning of one's romantic relationships, but mostly an unabashed love of indie pop.
Take a listen to Tallulah and you should know whether this might be for you. It's just Elizabeth and her uke, and some of the most amazing, heartfelt lyrics you can imagine. To paraphrase John Peel, I can't plan to talk afterwards, because I get all dewy-eyed every time I hear it. Remember when music used to seem like a bit of magic? That's what this album means to me.