Darcy Malone & The Tangle

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Darcy Malone & The Tangle began when the daughter of Dave Malone of The Radiators fame met skateboarder/guitar player Christopher Boye. The husband/wife duo wanted to create music that incorporated Darcy’s background of Soul and Pop with Chris’ love of Indie/Underground Rock n Roll. After adding band members Craig Toomey (vocals, bass), Glenn Newbauer (guitar), Jagon Eldridge (Saxophone, Keyboards) and Billy Schell (Drums) the two musicians got the exact fresh sound they were looking for. Incorporating a “Tangle” of genres, the band go from the Funky catchy grooves of their hit “Be A Man” to the Dynamic Rock n Roll hooks of songs like “Animal”. Great songs combined with an intensely fun live performance make this band for everyone.


“Darcy Malone and the Tangle is the kind of band that not only makes you want to get up and dance, but they also do something even more important – they make you want to listen. Darcy’s unique vocals and interesting harmonies create a melodic tapestry over the rocking/driving/soulful drums, bass and guitars. This is one cool band.”

-Vance DeGeneres-Actor, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Brother of Ellen DeGeneres. (June 13, 2015)

“A powerful, soulful sound in the great New Orleans tradition of Lil Queenie, Darcy Malone is part of Crescent City music royalty, and her voice won’t ever let you forget it. A rising talent to watch, for sure.”

-Peter Holsapple—Musician(The dB’s, Continental Drifters)  and Songwriter (June 15, 2015)

“Darcy Malone and the Tangle have been bringing their brand of high-energy soul infused rock-n-roll to the House of Blues – New Orleans with great success.  Darcy’s powerhouse voice, the band’s unique combination of multiple musical genres, and their catchy melodic hooks combine beautifully to create memorable and infectious songs.  This band is definitely well on its way to bigger stages!”

-Sonny Schneidau – Senior Promoter for House of Blues, New Orleans, La. (June 16, 2015)

“The band itself is fundamentally based on pure love, given that the two founding members are husband and wife, Darcy Malone (vocal and keyboard) and Chris Boye (guitarist and vocals). Together they worked as a great pair, Darcy bringing the original vocals and Chris bringing his remarkable talent with the guitar.”

-Andrea Rotolo, Where Y’at Magazine (Sep 21, 2013)

“The Tangle is a fresh sounding rock n’ roll band seasoned with punk/new wave/rock n’roll elements of the 80’s and 90’s. Kind of a seriously updated sound of “The Cold” with a solid rock influence. Along with a slew of solid originals, gifted vocalist Darcy and band are fully capable, musically and vocally, of pulling off classic Led Zeppelin tunes like “Communication Breakdown” which they ripped through flawlessly(along with another I can’t place presently) during the later part of their set at Gasa Gasa this weekend. Definitely a band worth catching live and with their talented line up look forward to seeing what they evolve into.”

“Local group The Tangle shies away from genre characterization. “If I had to name bands we often get compared to,” said singer Darcy Malone, “those would be The Cold – a New Orleans New Wave band–and the B-52s.” The band’s music contains elements of classic, psychedelic and indie rock, while Malone finds personal inspiration in soul singers and ‘60s girl groups.””
– Lianna Patch, New Orleans Living (Sep 02, 2013)

“This is a modern-sounding rock ’n’ roll record, yet it holds elements of many eras — ’80s New Wave guitars and punk harmonies, ’90s-’00s earnestness — combining them in a way that doesn’t date the music in the least.’
“Across the record Malone’s voice takes on many personas, from the ominous come-on of “Lay It On Me” to the warning call on “One Night Lover” to the sweetly defiant closer “Wild Child.” It’s great to hear Malone finally have a whole record for her voice after great cameos with the Radiators and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Her harmonies with Boye sometimes recall the ragged exchanges of John Doe and Exene Cervenka in X”

“They wrote the dozen songs on “Now We’re Awake,” the band’s new CD. Recorded at Piety Street Recording with producer Mark Bingham and released through the studio’s record label, it showcases Darcy Malone’s ever-sunny voice and her husband’s cleanly articulated guitar passages.”

“On “Another Lover”,Chris takes over vocal duties and the results are astounding;his voice is just gruff enough to offset the sweetness of his wife’s without overpowering it.”
– Erin Hall,


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