Darcy Baylis is one of Melbourne’s most interesting on-the-rise musicians. The singer/producer is well known for his sad-boy blend of electronic dance sounds and autotuned southern hip-hop and he has already had a huge 2017 with the release of his acclaimed debut album Intimacy & Isolation. The end of the year will be topped off by performing alongside Jacques Greene, Banoffee, Planète, Exhibitionist, and Jennifer Loveless at St Paul’s Cathedral as part of Melbourne Music Week.
The week-long music festival has allocated the 19th-century gothic cathedral (and its car park) as its ‘hub’ venue for this year, after using the similarly historical and unusual State Library as it’s primary location last year. Other performers include local heroes Kirin J Callinan and international acts such as DJ Hell and Jacques Greene. Ahead of his performance, Baylis has provided us with a list of the five spots in Melbourne that matter most to him:
Happy River Café, Footscray:
‘Where I write all of my best lyrics’.
Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank:
‘Where I write all of my best chord progressions’.
Reup Club, Melbourne:
‘Where I learn the most lessons’.
Carlton Gardens, Carlton:
‘Where I make the best memories’.
Southbank Boulevard, Southbank:
‘Where I mean business‘.
Grab tickets to see Darcy Baylis perform at Melbourne Music Week here.