Those Darlins are the Deli’s Best Nashville Band of 2009

Those Darlins might be remembered one day as the band that reinvented rock’n’roll by replacing the blues element with the garage one – could this sort of genetic mutation have happened in any other place than Nashville, in any other time than the new millennium? The band’s musical recipe is as simple as it’s effective, and the results are infectiously charming. Congrats to them for winning The Deli’s Best of 2009 Poll (full results here), mostly thanks to the vote from our jury, that gave one a 1 point edge over electronic indie poppers The Non Commissioned Officers – a band with an ever growing line up.

Third place for theatrical epic video game celebrators The Protomen, who also won our Best of 2009 Fans’ Poll (full results here)