NZ outfit Daffodils share intimate new EP Stay The Night
WATCH + LISTEN TO ‘STAY THE NIGHT’
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“Gloomy synth-pop vibe”
“Refined songwriting and production”
“Introspective and reflective lyricism”
Aotearoa / NZ-based indie-pop foursome Daffodils todayshare their latest EP Stay The Night. LISTEN HERE.
Daffodils relay a melodically rich and punchy soundtrack that speaks to heart-wrenching melodrama through the familiar 80s new wave, meshed with pop-laced vocals reminiscent of Phantastic Furniture, Foals and The Lazy Eyes. Their songwriting and lyricism cover all bases of the everyday, diving between intimacy, heartbreak and coping mechanisms to craft a full-formed anthemic vessel.
Stay The Night ushers in a new sonic chapter for Daffodils, one that is shaped by each of their own experiences to shed light on the more intimate side of the band. Pairing tender and brooding lyricism with youthful instrumentalism, Daffodils set to capture the different stages of a relationship, chronicling the familiar tale of growing, learning and changing over time.
“Stay The Night is about things changing, losing people, and learning from the things you do when you’re younger” the band’s frontman Theo Spike Salmon reveals. “It’s about my experience with how hard it is to let stuff go, and how hard it is to detach yourself from regrets and painful parts of the past, which often overwhelms all the good things that happen. The last couple of years have been pretty difficult for all of us, and it’s definitely been a struggle to continue to make music. It’s felt, at points, like we’ve been taking one step forward and two steps backwards. Making this record last year in the studio felt like a massive relief after so much uncertainty and stress.”
Joining the captivating last single ‘How Do You Know’, includes ‘Every Once In A While’, a recount of mental health struggles; ‘Never, Happier’, a straight up and down love song that deals with the difficulty of moving on after a breakup; the title track, a dramatic outburst that leans into the main character feeling; and the final song, ‘Something I’d Do’, which is a therapeutic ode to understanding that who we have been in the past isn’t necessarily the person we are today.
With fans hailing from their homestead in Aotearoa / New Zealand and beyond, Daffodils continue their trajectory that has garnered playlist support from 2SER, RTR FM, Edge Radio and more, amassing praise for their “refined songwriting and production” by Purple Sneakers, “gloomy synth-pop vibe” by Sniffers and “introspective and reflective lyricism” byMILKY amongst others.
Daffodils are one of those bands that everyone thinks they discovered first. Since emerging in 2016 after meeting at a 1975 concert, the project of Isaac Keating, Jade Bryham, LouisGraham and TheoSpike Salmon has won hearts and warmed up stages for international artists Foals and OrvillePeck, as well as share festival lineups including Laneway Festival, NestFest and Rhythm & Vines with the likes of Rex Orange County, Clairo and Parquet Courts.
Stay The Night by Daffodils is out now