De Houston, Texas vem o quarteto com cheiro e sabor noventista, Daze.
O debute deles não deixa dúvida, é fincado a extraído da barulheira feita na década dos excessos. O EP homônimo passeia por entre guitarradas, melancolia, tipicamente de uma época de transição, trazendo consigo inevitavelmente ecos de Starflyer 59, Sunny Day Real State entre outras matrizes.
Densos, melancólicos e ruidosos, o Daze faz de sua estreia um cartão de visitas de gente grande.
Que venham os próximos passos, estaremos atentos.
***** Interview with Daze *****
Q. When did Daze start? Tell us about the history...
Enrique and Nikki were friends in high school and both wanted to make music so they did just that in Winter of 2016. Nikki and Nick knew each other through mutuals and by sharing a space a practice space with his band, Shallow. I, Wendolyne, met Nikki on Twitter in January of 2017. She posted a Periscope live stream of her and a friend just jamming at the practice space and i messaged her about getting together sometime to play music. we wrote a song the first day we played music together.
Q: Who are your influences?
Nikki: Kevin shields, Chelsea Wolfe, my childhood , 90s teen movies, and my husband.
Wendolyne: Earth, life, my parents and the past versions of myself i've outgrown
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Chelsea Wolfe "the grime and the glow"
Best coast " something in the way"
Lost in translation sound track
Cold cave "death comes close"
Mammoth grinder "extinction of humanity"
I could listen to only that for the rest of my life and be totally fine with that.
Life of Leisure - Washed Out
The Universe Smiles Upon You - Khruangbin
Dive In - Seasurfer
Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
Clan of Xymox - Clan of Xymox
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nikki: Anxious, sleepy, and clammy.
Wendolyne: i usually forget i'm on a stage playing music. but overall, good.
Q. How do you describe Daze sounds?
Austin McCain, who recorded our EP, described our first batch of songs as "lofi shoegaze." we stuck with that. some crunchy, gritty rhythm parts with some melodic and chorus heavy lead parts
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Nikki: Austin Mccain recorded our EP in our shared practice space. It was all live recorded and raw. He's super talented. Lots of beer, weed, and Hot Cheetos. It was great. Wendolyne loves her Hot Cheetos.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Nikki: Shallow, for sure. Glaze, King Woman, Glare, Anchor, the Mammoth, i've been super into Drab Majesty and True Widow.
Wendolyne: Khruangbin, Filthy Young Impalers, Mind Shrine, Mantra Love, and Glare (my favorite recent discovery)
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Wendolyne: Starflyer 59, but just the album "Silver" ...that albums rules.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Nikki: We've recorded a split with shallow and we're just going to keep playing shows and taking it day by day. We have a local fest we're opening for L.A.witch which I'm stoked about.
Wendolyne: Playing local for now. Write some more music. Hopefully we can start playing some shows in Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, etc. in the next 6 months or so, that'd be tight.
Q: Any parting words?
Nikki: Thank you to everyone who has supported us and hopefully texas shoegaze keeps getting prominent.
Wendolyne: stop supporting zoos, recycle and goodbye.