DAAY are a new outfit formed in 2019 by Alex Barty-King. They have just released their debut single ‘Mama’ – it is top notch.
A good song usually catches some sort of a hold on me after 20/25 seconds. I am a fiend for all things quirky and unique, this one fit the bill. After little over a minute of taking in ‘Mama’ for the first time, I was totally convinced. This isn’t your usual run of the mill indie effort – these guys are making really edgy and creative sounds together. Refreshing.
It’s not often the main attraction of a song is a collection of powerfully droning sax notes. These notes actually get harmonized towards the end of the track too – nice. I’d struggle to pinpoint a band making similar sounds, I’ve never heard much like it anyway. All my personal boxes are well and truly ticked here.
To make things even more edgy – DAAY‘s front-man, Barty-King, also plays with another band I love, Fake Turins. This just adds another layer of personal intrigue to this new band for me. I look forward to hearing more from DAAY. If this opening single is anything to go by, these lads will be highly sought after when the virus is gone.
Check out this week’s interview with Billy Nomates here.
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The Sound Sniffer is a music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists we find in our submissions inbox.