Sydney, Australia's Darren Hanlon and his ukulele phone it in from Prescott, AZ. More awkward than usual? Darren wasn't expecting to play more than one song, and I wasn't expecting to talk for so long. Still, he handles it, of course, with grace and aplomb, as you would expect from
one of the best songwriters in the world. An early Lucksmith and one of the founders of Candle Records, Darren is the reason why Australia is a global leader in indiepop. Sez' Don Lennon: "I once saw Darren run up the down escalator at an airport in an attempt to sneak into the VIP lounge. I see this as a good metaphor for his music: creative, optimistic, daring, really funny, and totally against the rules."
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