Darren Hanlon

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Darren Hanlon
Darren Hanlon in March 2011.jpg
Darren Hanlon in March 2011
Background information
Origin Gympie, Australia
Genres Folk rock, folk pop, folk punk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
Years active 2000-present
Labels Flippin Yeah Records, Candle Records
Yep Roc Records (US)
Website darrenhanlon.com

Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays urban folk music.

Career[edit]

Darren Hanlon 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.

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.

Hanlon is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs.[1] He has toured with Billy Bragg, David Dondero, Tim Kasher, Violent Femmes, The Magnetic Fields, and Courtney Barnett.

In 2015 Hanlon released his latest offering 'Where Did You Come From?'[2] Songs were recorded in New Orleans, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Clarksdale, with an array of musicians he met along the way, from instrumentalists of popular music Spooner Oldham, David Hood, Howard Grimes, to unknown buskers and street musicians.[3]

Discography[edit]

Darren Hanlon Performing in Perth November 2006

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Hello Stranger (2002)[4]
  • Little Chills (2004)
  • Fingertips And Mountaintops (2006)[5]
  • I Will Love You At All (2010)
  • Where Did You Come From? (2015)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Pointing Ray Guns At Pagans (2009)

EPs[edit]

  • Early Days (2000)
  • Methods Of Getting Rid Of Hiccups (2002)
  • Christmas Songs 2005 (2005)
  • Covers for Lovers (2014)

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)
  • "When You Go" (2015)

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