Heavyweight Vinyl LP + MP3 (Ltd White or Blue vinyl). The 3RD full-length recording from Anglo-Australian four-piece is made up of smart, beautiful pop music, with lyrics that resonate with experience and melodies that chime, echo and soar. The album combines the eagerness, urgency and immediacy of their 2010 debut with the contemplation, sophistication and ambition of their 2012 follow-up Europe, and yet it goes beyond either both sonically and in song.. The intention was to capture a more instinctive and fluid live studio sound. One of the themes of the new record is new beginnings and things drawing to a close. "Nothing feels the way it did before and I am grateful for that", sings Elizabeth on "Crickets in the Rain", a song written after her move to Italy and which she describes as "anti-nostalgia". Built along the same lines is the gorgeous "History Lessons", of which Elizabeth says, "I guess at some point I became a bit tired of everything seeming better in the past, from music to relationships to buildings to societies.." Among the highlights of the album is "Bright Eyes", a duet with guitarist Paul Rains.. Another standout is the Twin Peaks-referencing "Half-Heart Necklace", based on a true story from Elizabeths hometown. "There had been some murders, and this girl who was my age was missing and presumed killed. It turned out she had been hiding for years in her boyfriends cupboard, and she was charged for wasting police time". Other notable tracks include the rollicking "Kings and Queens", inspired by a show they played with their friends and kindred spirits The Wave Pictures, and "Romance and Adventure", originally earmarked for a film soundtrack and written in response to a challenge from Paul to write a pop song in a minor key.. Allo Darlin have produced a wonderful record - thoughtful and exciting and exquisitely played - that will please their existing army of fans and newcomers alike.