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Michael Llewellyn Drops Debut Album 'Oh My Darling'

Michael Llewellyn Drops Debut Album 'Oh My Darling'

Annabel Kean / Friday 15th October, 2021 1:01PM

For Michael Llewellyn's debut album Oh My Darling, the songwriter drew from his Taranaki Maunga surroundings and the sting of post break up blues. Also dealing with the literal lasting pain of a nasty neck injury, Llewellyn found a salve in picking up his guitar and writing an entire album, at one point penning 16 songs in one month. Out now, Oh My Darling sounds like it's been warming up in the spring sun, with just a faint scar or two left of the physical and emotional pain it's born from. Pre-released singles ‘Time it ain’t easy’, 'Whangamata' and 'Another Guy' signposted the earnest, acoustic, tones of the album, with new tracks like 'Sunny Dayzzz' and 'Lady Bug' laying bare Llewellyn's soft spot for Leonard Cohen and The Velvet Underground. Oh My Darling was recorded in a "shoebox bedroom" amid a sea of guitar leads, mixed by Toby Lloyd and mastered by Chis Chetland. Catch Llewellyn and his backing band The Darlings throughout the North Island this month and next — dates and details here...


Michael Llewellyn & The Darlings
supported for all dates by Violet Hirst

Saturday 30th October - Meow, Wellington
Friday 5th November - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh w/ Mini Simmons*
Saturday 6th November - Whammy Backroom, Auckland w/ Mini Simmons*
Thursday 11th November - Ahu Ahu Beach Villas, Oakura*
Friday 12th November - Common Room, Hastings*
Saturday 13th November - Dome Cinema, Gisborne w/ Seaver*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR


Michael Llewellyn's debut album 'Oh My Darling' is out now on streaming services.

Links
michaelllewellyn.bandcamp.com/

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Michael Llewellyn - Album Release Tour + Violet Hirst & Mini Simmons - postponed
Fri 5th Nov 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Michael Llewellyn  - Album Release Tour + Violet Hirst & Mini Simmons - Postponed
Sat 6th Nov 8:00pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Michael Llewellyn - Album Release Tour + Violet Hirst
Thu 11th Nov 7:00pm
Ahu Ahu Beach Villas, Oakura
Michael Llewellyn  - Album Release Tour + Violet Hirst
Fri 12th Nov 8:00pm
Common Room, Hastings
Michael Llewellyn  - Album Release Tour + Violet Hirst & Seaver
Sat 13th Nov 8:00pm
Dome Cinema, Gisborne