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
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.

Hanlon 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, The Magnetic Fields, and Courtney Barnett.


Darren Hanlon Performing in Perth November 2006


Studio albums[edit]

  • Hello Stranger (2002)[2]
  • Little Chills (2004)
  • Fingertips And Mountaintops (2006)[3]
  • I Will Love You At All (2010)
  • Where Did You Come From? (2015)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Pointing Ray Guns At Pagans (2009)


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


  • "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)
  • "The Chattanooga Shoot-Shoot" (2015)

Candle Records compilation appearances[edit]

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

The Simpletons[edit]


  • Matter (1995)
  • Tandem (1996)


  • 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)


  1. ^ "Fingertips & Mountaintops: triple j music reviews". Abc.net.au. 2006-11-24. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Captain quirk". Smh.com.au. 2002-11-08. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Sofa so good - Music - Entertainment". Theage.com.au. 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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