If you haven’t already had the pleasure, please meet Northampton, MA-based string rock quintet Darlingside. Lush vocal harmonies, classical cello-violin duets and compelling break-beats characterize their sound. Recently having wrapped up their first tour, which comprised of 35 shows across New England and the mid-Atlantic, the band is now looking forward to a busy fall promoting their freshly released debut EP.

Malea, is off the debut, self-produced studio effort, EP 1, available here. It was the first song we heard and not only did we let it play in its entirety, but we played it twice more. It’s all things mentioned above, and below. Lyrically relatable, expressed transparently genuine and careful, all while not holding anything back.

I would have given everything I had…

MP3: Malea by Darlingside