Daisy Chains

Lymington’s youngest and brightest darlings of all things Pop have unleashed on us this little gem of a single, and we at RR have the pleasure in reviewing it. Lead song “Drug Pop” is anything but a “narcotic” song. It has a Funky Disco beat to it, but the title is a complete mystery to me. It’s a simple song, easy on the ear, chords and drumming; with an albeit (at times), strained vocal that’s not unpleasant. Some of the lyrics I found indecipherable but that’s nothing new. The overall sound reminds me a little of 80’s underachievers “Orange Juice”, and while there’s nothing here I haven’t heard before it’s refreshing to hear a band this young taking these particular influences. I can’t think of another band who combine Disco, Funk and Indie and deliver it in an early 80’s style. “Drug Pop” has an accompanying video currently on Youtube which is well worth a watch.

“Southside Disco” unsurprisingly stays in the same era with that familiar Funky Indie guitar style. The vocals however, have a casual, almost laid back approach. The “Filthy and Glamourous” line reminded me briefly of the “Scissor Sisters”, although I’m unclear this is where they are hoping to go with their sound? The drums are punchier on this song while the guitar is the star here.

“Stay Young” keeps their trademark guitar sound while the cymbal-led drums are at times lost behind the confident picking. The vocals once again are clear and audible, although at times sound a tad camp! Whether Daisy Chains are looking to appeal to the Disco crowd, or just push the boundaries of their music, only time will tell. Delivered with this much confidence though is impressive for a band with years on their side, and with a title like “Stay Young” who are we to argue?!

Daisy Chains

Track Listing
Drug Pop
Southside Disco
Stay Young


Review by Ross A. Ferrone

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