Darling Hills by Joe McKee From the Album; Burning Boy
Video by Liam Saint-Pierre
The Darling Ranges lie about 35 km’s south of Perth. The drive is mostly highway, fairly droll until you start actually ascending the hills themselves, at which point great dips and troughs reveal themselves and the whole region takes on a strange arid quality. The area was on fire for about 4 days in early 2011. Joe Mckee grew up in these hills and, after 4 years under the spell of London, he returned to them.
Burning Boy is the debut album by Joe Mckee (Snowman) out on Dot Dash. Recorded with long time collaborator, Dave Parkin, in Perth but written in various countries over a three year period, all over the globe.