ALAN HENNESSY / alan@rapturemusicgroup.com / +353 876687914


PETE MURPHY / petemurphypublicity@gmail.com / +353 872435048


STEPHEN CURRAN / stephen@mcd.ie / +353 1 2841747


debut album :::::: friday 31 March 2017

Gary Harding and James McGuire, two young men from Dublin, have made a substantial impact with their synth speckled, indie guitar drenched pop-rock since their birth in late 2013. The pair, who play live as a four-piece, have headlined sold out Dublin shows, made notable festival appearances and have been invited to support Echo & The Bunnymen, White Lies, St. Raymond, Embrace and Rae Morris. Substantial national and regional airplay of their two Stephen Lipson produced EP's followed, in addition to national TV and critical acclaim. The band recently completed recording their debut album with renowned Dublin based producer Philip Magee (The Script, Kodaline).


"It's Only Love" single

- 2FM Track of the Week (Nicky Byrne Show)


#2 in the iTunes Chart (Ireland) - 31.03.2017
"Impressive?? VERY!" 4/5 - Irish Times
"Catchy? Heck yes!" - Irish Independent
"Every bit as stadium-sized as we hoped" 8/10 - Hot Press
"Lavish singalong stadium pop" - Evening Herald
"Potential Summer festival anthem" - Mail on Sunday
"a stellar beginning that highlights Darling as a group willing to push the boundaries of indie-rock" 8/10 - The Last Mixed Tape

Spotify Playlists: "Bright Light Switch" added to Rock Brandneu (Spotify Germany), Fresh Finds: Six Strings (Spotify U.S)


-- March 24th - Gibson Store, Berlin --

-- April 1st - Tower Records, Dublin --

-- May 25th - Whelans, Dublin -- 

-- Aug 22nd - Carrickmacross Arts Festival --

--Aug 30th - The Islington, London --


- what makes it so effortlessly enjoyable is how Harding and McGuire fuse classic ’80s/’90s indie rock with spiralling pop sensibilities that dig their hooks into you and don’t shift. [Irish Times]

- Darling may very well be the soundtrack to the summer. [Hot Press]

- a cinematic hook, powerful guitar chords, and charged lyrics. It’s reminiscent of a track by The Police or The Killers with a charming melody that deserves our full attention. [MTViggy.com]

- recalls LCD Soundsystem vibes we really love [NylonGuysMag]

- the pop/rock swagger of The Killers paired with glossy production [Nialler9.com]

- anthemic rock cut from the cloth of old Muse [Pigeons&Planes.com]

- One of the downright catchiest songs we’ve heard from a new Irish act in ages...A starry-eyed, three-and-a-half-minute hit in the making  [The Thin Air]

- A pristine slice of the kind of adult pop that poured out of Britain in the 80's [Hot Press]