Jun 052010


Ron S Peno requests your attendance at the debut of his new band RSVP (his initials) & The Return To Senders at their final intimate sneak preview gig.

Peno, former lead singer with much loved band Died Pretty is giving you the slow tease… a wink, a word to the wise and the promise of glorious new ditties from his first ever solo project.

Cam Butler (guitars), Brett Poliness (drums), Andy Papp (bass) and Tim Deane (keyboards/guitars) expertly accompany him on this musical sojourn.

Ron and Cam have been furiously busy during the past year writing those bittersweet left-of-centre songs that sparkle when they need to and break your heart when you don’t expect them to.

Now it’s time to publicly unveil the fruits of their musical labours.

RSVP & The Return To Senders will road test the new tunes before recording thier debut solo album and are pleased to invite you along to check out the goods.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 – YAH YAH’S with Andrew McCubbin & The Hope Addicts – 99 Smith St, Fitzroy

Free entry.

For interviews, pics or more info please ring me on 0400 527 365.



Dec 232007

web-presence-darling web-tree-darling Hey Music Lovers,

Fresh from Kim Salmon’s induction into the AGE EG Music Awards Hall Of Fame and on the eve of Kim’s Scientists reuinion tour and Ron Peno’s Died Pretty tour, The Darling Downs will be performing songs from their new southern tinged CD ‘From One To Another’ at the East Brunswick Club, 280 Lygon Street, East Brunswick on Friday, Jan 4. They will be joined by Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of Fortune. Tix are available at the door for $18.

The Darling Downs received high praise for their debut album ‘How Can I Forget This Heart Of Mine’, including raves from both Mojo and UnCut magazines in the UK and wide critical praise all around Australia.

‘From One To Another’ is following in the same sure-footed direction with a stack of glowing new reviews:

“…the album’s sparseness only helps highlight Salmon’s unusual finger picking style, giving Peno’s wavering vocals room to soar.” – Beat

“Darling Downs showcases (Peno) in whiskey-soaked country mode, though with the shades and subtleties that make him so spellbinding, while Salmon provides outstanding backing guitar and banjo.” – Rave

“The second album is a distinctly minimal affair, Peno’s emotive vocals dominating the stripped-back preceedings. Salmon shines with his understated accompaniment, utilizing soft guitars and banjo to superb effect.” – Time Off

“This album is peppered with highlights sweet and sad…” The AGE EG

“…more understated and sombre than you would expect from the Salmon/Peno union but in it’s own right From One To Another is as eccentric a release as any of those from the duo’s previous incarnations.” – Xpress

“…a soulful sweet tonic it is.” – Leader Newspapers

From One To Another was recorded at Dave Graney and Clare Moore’s Ponderosa Studio and includes 11 new songs – sort of hillbilly jazz free form tunes. A little bit of Appalachian music blended with a uniquely Australian sensibility to create a new sound that Salmon has dubbed “Countripolitan.” Don’t miss your chance to head South at the East with the Darling Downs.

‘From One To Another’ is out through MGM Records in Australia and through Carrot Top Records in the US.

Please ring Karen on 0400 527 365 to arrange an interview, a live-to-air or to get a CD for airplay or review.

Visit The Darling Downs at www.myspace.com/thedarlingdowns for more info.

Oct 092007

‘Alt country tag inadequate, A brave move for both brilliantly pulled off.’ – four stars – Sharon O’Connel – Uncut ‘An understated gem” – four stars – Max Decharne – Mojo Such were the praises sung for Scientists Kim Salmon and Died Pretty boy Ron Peno’s Darling Downs debut album How Can I Forget This [more]