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Darlingside at Prescott Park

Prescott Park
Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States(603) 436-2848

Voted most wanted to return after dazzling our audiences last summer, Darlingside are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility.

These four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every song collaboratively, pooling ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. Playful vocal permutations swing from four-part unison to CSNY-inspired group harmonies, underpinned by rich, carefully crafted soundscapes.

The band’s wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers, and a penchant for smashing electronic sounds, with traditional acoustic textures – often bowed or plucked strings on a bed of ambient guitar swells and self-oscillating delays – shines through their latest release, Birds Say. Their final product threads the collective memory of the four songwriters, nodding to the music of their parents’ generation while establishing a sound that is all their own.

Part of The Riverhouse Restaurant Summer Concert Series.

Image by Robb Stey