The Darjeelings are four gorgeous, high school girls from Melbourne and their indie-pop, jazz style is smooth, refreshing and extremely delectable, with their track ‘Crimes’ being the perfect example.
‘Crimes’ is an a cappella song, and these babes flow graciously through the harmonies with Mairead O’Connor’s lead vocals effortlessly in tune with that subtle swing of jazz. Megan Washington is listed as one of their inspirations and her jazzy vocals can be clearly heard through Mairead’s voice. The other girls keep perfectly in time and the harmonies are pitch perfect. If making cool music wasn’t enough for the four high schoolers, music producer Benjamin McCarthy (Pete Murray, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington) personally approached The Darjeelings himself to help produce their self titled debut EP. Given the calibre of ‘Crimes’, and the nature of those producing the EP, the Darjeelings debut has a lot of promise to it.
These four sweethearts have received shining reviews off of their Triple J Unearthed site, and will have their official, all-ages EP launch on the 6th of October at the Northcote Town Hall as a part of the Darebin Music Feast. They’ll also be supporting indie band Francolin at the Evelyn Hotel on the 22nd of October so head over there for some bangin’ tunes and a wonderful night out with The Darjeelings.