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Darko announce European tour dates

UK punks Darko have announced a series of European tour dates throughout September with Belgium’s A Hero Build.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Darko last released A Sea Of Trees in September 2014 via Lockjaw Records (UK) and  Bird Attack Records (US).

UK punks Darko announce summer European tour dates

UK punks Darko have announced a series of European tour dates throughout July and August, you can check them out below.

Free Punk Comp: No Reason Records Sampler (Darko, Jet Market, Fair Dos, etc)

You guys should know by now I’m a huge fan of free punk comps.  Especially when they consist of quality recordings and have at least a few bands I’m not yet familiar with.  No Reason Records just released their new sampler which falls nicely into that category.  You can stream the entire thing below and if you dig it you can download it for free right here.

We Are Ripcord release compilation to raise money for charity

Scotland based collective We Are Ripcord have just released the latest in a series of digital compilations to raise money for mental health charities Mind and SAMH.  RE:MIND Vol 3 features bands like Maycomb, Mike TV, Darko, and many more.

Give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, throw them a few bucks to help out a good cause!

Darko (punk) announce tour dates, debut music video for “Timepieces & Lock Shaped Hearts”

UK punks Darko have a new music video out for their song “Timepieces & Lock Shaped Hearts”. You can watch it below.

The song is the second single from the band’s September 2014 EP, Sea Of Trees. You can pick it up on CD, vinyl, or digital over at the Lockjaw Records (UK) store, right here, or from Bird Attack Records (US), here.

The video was shot on GoPro cameras during the band’s EP release tour in the fall of 2014.

Speaking of tours, Darko have also announced a string of spring/summer tour dates throughout the UK and Europe. Check out those dates below the video.

Free comp download: Manchester Punk Festival vol. 1 (Holiday, The Restarts, Darko)

Manchester Punk Festival are offering their compilation for free download. The comp features Holiday, The Restarts, Darko and more.

You can check it out below.

The festival takes place on April 17 and 18th in Manchester, England.


Free International Punk Compilation: Giljotina Records Compilation – Volume 1

For those of you punk fans that like to discover bands before everybody else does, here’s a good compilation to check out.  Slovenia’s Giljotina Records has just put out their first compilation and it features 21 international punk acts.  Some you may have heard of already but I’m willing to bet most of them will be new to you and there are bound to be a few gems waiting to be streamed.  Do that below, and download the release for free on bandcamp.

Free Melodic Punk Comp: “Don’t Try This At Home” (Forus, The Decline, Darko, The Friday Prophets, etc)

Brazilian webzine We Live in Hell released its first compilation called “Don’t Try This At Home” featuring 28 bands from 12 countries, focused on skatepunk and melodic punk. It includes bands from USA, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, UK, Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands, Italy, France, Australia and Greece and is a great way for you melodic punk afficionados out there to discover some new bands.

Stream it below and download it for free on bandcamp.

Album Review: Darko- “Sea of Trees”

Darko’s most recent EP release “Sea of Trees” is a gold mine.  Melodic, fast, ticked off, and powerful, Darko wastes no time blasting into powerful tracks right out of the gate.

The Surrey 5-piece seem to pull influences from everywhere, including everything from trash metal and pop punk (The singer described the band’s sound as “Anthrax finger banging Blink-182, and they’re loving it.’  Classy.) to grandiose 80’s arena rock.  It should sound confused and overworked, but it ends up as quite the opposite- honest, fast, and full-bodied.  The guitar work and drums here are highly technically polished not in a way which is process in a Macbook, but is based on hours spent practicing intricate transitions.

The opening introduction “Prologue (A Voice Unheard)” packs more interest into 30 seconds than some bands pack into an entire LP.  It doesn’t sound like an introductory track at all; instead it sounds like you cracked open a heavy bomb shelter door, and found an amazing concert already underway on the other side.  Rolling right into “Canthus Viewpoints” Darko pushes onward with vocals just slight off from “clean” while still melodic.  It’s Rancid-esq, in the best possible way.

“Atlas to Atlantis” is an exercise in concision at a quick speed, with sections (around the 2 minute mark) so melodic and sing-able they almost sound like… Fall Out Boy?  While normally that’s not a positive statement, those vocals crashing back into slamming drums and powerful guitar work result in a track that is far from processed radio mush.  And if there was ever doubt about the character of the band, the following track “Hanging Off a Memory” sounds nothing short of vicious.

Really, the EP keeps getting better as it chugs along.  “Timepieces and Lock Shaped Hearts” is probably going to get me a few speeding tickets.  And closer “Seaward” is an all-out assault. By the time singer Smith is bellowing at the end of the track, I’m hooked.

Really, the downside to this EP is that it’s not an LP. If the band can keep from becoming too much of a potential A Wilhelm Scream copy, then they are going to be on everyone’s must-have list.  This is a great sample of some new punk from across the pond, and I can’t wait to hear more.

Darko is about to kick off a small European tour.  Sea of Trees is out now, on Lockjaw records.

5/5 Stars (no, really.)

Darko release music video for track “Atlas To Atlantis”

UK skate punks Darko have released a new music video for their song “Atlas To Atlantis” and you can check it out below.

The track is from the group’s brand new EP “Sea Of Trees,” which will be released on September 9th through Lockjaw Records (UK) and Bird Attack Records (US). You can pre-order it here.

No Reason Records offer 2014 sampler for free download (Lineout, Fair Do’s, Darko)

No Reason Records are offering their 2014 sampler for free download. The sampler features songs by Lineout, Fair Do’s, Darko and more.

You can check it out here.


DS Exclusive: Darko (skate punk) stream new song “Atlas To Atlantis”

UK skate punks Darko will be releasing their brand new EP “Sea Of Trees” on September 9th through Lockjaw Records (UK) and Bird Attack Records (US) and we’re pleased to be exclusively streaming the lead single “Atlas To Atlantis.”

Give the track a listen below, and pre-order the 12″ EP here.

Darko (British punk) signs to Bird Attack Records

The U.K.’s Darko just signed with Bird Attack Records for their upcoming EP, Sea of Trees.

The EP will be out on September 1st, and the label is also releasing it in the U.S. as a double-sided 12″ that also includes their last EP, From Trust to Conformity, as well as a bonus track.

Darko announce ‘Sea of Trees’ EP

UK skate punk act Darko have announced that their upcoming EP, Sea of Trees, and will be released on September 8, 2014. The EP will be available on 12-inch vinyl and CD and will be released by Lockjaw Records (UK), and Bird Attack Records (US). You can check out the EP artwork above.

The band’s last EP, From Trust to Conformity, was released in 2012 through Lockjaw Records.

Darko finish recording new EP

UK skate punk act Darko have announced that they have completed the recording of their upcoming EP.

As proof that they were actually working on new music, the band has uploaded a video of them in the studio, which you can watch here.

The band’s last EP, From Trust to Conformity, was released in 2012 through Lockjaw Records.