Oxford emo band Daisy have today released a new single, Access/Agency. Built around a single insistent riff, the song builds on what they were doing on last year’s Talk About It EP and continues to marry raw, personal lyrics to emo-pop hooks.
The band are made up of schoolboy friends Luke Allmond and Angus Mackay, along with Hannah Watts on bass and Ali Stores on drums. Speaking to VultureHound, singer Luke said that the song is ‘about family and structural inequality, and being trapped in toxic and destructive situations because you simply don’t have the means to leave.’
He also explains the musical influences behind the new track. ‘I’d been listening to huge amounts of LCD Soundsystem and American Football and wanted to combine twiddly Midwest Emo style guitar playing and emotional intensity with a single-minded riff that just plays over and over and over until it’s stuck in your head forever… hopefully.’
The American Football influence is definitely there in the sound, or perhaps something more like fellow Oxfordians TTNG. But there’s a heft on Access/Agency too that shows Daisy aren’t afraid of going heavy, or of using a big beat to hammer their chorus home.
Access/Agency is available on Bandcamp and on streaming services. Watch the video for it here:
The band are off on tour across the UK in support of the new single, catch them at one of the dates below:
11th May – Chatham, Poco Loco
12th May – Hastings, Crowley’s Bar
13th May – Plymouth, The Junction
14th May – Bath, St James’ Wine Vaults
15th May – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
16th May – Southampton, Suburbia
17th May – TBC
18th May – Sheffield, The Hatch
19th May – Oxford, The Library