Darren Hanlon

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Darren Hanlon
Darren Hanlon in March 2011.jpg
Darren Hanlon in March 2011
Background information
Origin  Australia
Genres folk-rock
folk-pop
folk punk
Occupations Singer,Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
Labels Candle Records
Yep Roc Records (US)

Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays urban folk music. He has released five solo albums, three EPs and eight singles on Candle Records and Flippin Yeah industries, as well as several compilation tracks. After the dissolving of Candle Records he has started his own pseudo-label called Flippin Yeah Industries in 2008.

There have been eight video clips made of his songs "Happiness is a Chemical", "Hiccups", "A to Z", "Elbows", "The Unmade Bed","Fingertips & Mountaintops", "All These Things", "Electric Skeleton" and the latest "Butterfly Bones" starring Bob Ellis, Rhys Muldoon and Jessica Tovey.

Before becoming a solo artist in 1999, he was a member of the Simpletons, and contributed backing guitar and keyboards for the Lucksmiths, the Dearhunters, and Mick Thomas.

Darren is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs as well as his often charming lyrics.[1] Additionally, he is known for his quirky videos, including I Wish That I Was Beautiful For You which starred Darren himself alongside Eli Wallach. He has toured with Billy Bragg, David Dondero, Tim Kasher, Violent Femmes, and The Magnetic Fields and has recently completed his latest album I Will Love You At All, released on 16 July 2010 in Australia (Flippin' Yeah) and 21 September in the United States (Yep Roc).

Discography[edit]

Darren Hanlon Performing in Perth November 2006

Solo[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Hello Stranger (2002)[2]
  • Little Chills (2004)
  • Fingertips And Mountaintops (2006)[3]
  • Pointing Ray Guns At Pagans (2009)
  • I Will Love You At All (2010)

EPs[edit]

  • Early Days (2000)
  • Methods Of Getting Rid Of Hiccups (2002)
  • Christmas Songs 2005 (2005)

Singles[edit]

  • "Video Party Sleepover" (2001)
  • "A to Z" (2004)
  • "I Wish That I Was Beautiful For You" (2005)
  • "Happiness Is A Chemical" (2006)
  • "Elbows" (February 2007)
  • "Electric Skeleton/Butterfly Bones" (2008) (7" Only)
  • "All These Things" (2010) (AU Digital Release only)
  • "Butterfly Bones" (2011) (Digital Release only)

Candle Records compilation appearances[edit]

  • Banter (2000)
  • Feast (2002)
  • Flipside (2004)
  • Hamper (2006)

The Simpletons[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Matter (1995)
  • Tandem (1996)

EPs[edit]

  • Smother (1994)
  • Nod (1994)
  • Light A Candle (1997)
  • F (1997)
  • Till The Sky (1997)
  • Crash Out (1995)
  • Eight (1998)

Candle Records compilation appearances[edit]

  • Clippings (1998)

References[edit]

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