Northern three-piece Darlia have cut a fine figure channeling a sound somewhere between the same sort of slick grunge Hole and Alice in Chains did so well and a wholly British rock dynamic that recalls the New Wave of New Wave.

Obscure references aside, we met the Blackpool band’s frontman Nathan Day at last month’s Great Escape festival in Brighton for a performance of “Pandemonium”, the B-side from their upcoming July single “Dear Diary”; watch above.

The play a number of dates throughout the summer:

29th June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
5th July – Hyde Park, London (w/ The Libertines)
12th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
13th July – T in the Park, Kinross
18th July – Truck Festival, Oxford
24th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney 25th
July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay
26th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
1st August – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
21st August – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
22nd August – Reading Festival
23rd August – Leeds Festival

“Dear Diary” is released on 7 July via B-Unique Records.