Monday, June 17, 2024

Tough On Fridays for Daisy

Texan-based grunge-alt-rockers Tough On Fridays has released haunting new single ‘Daisy‘, via Archangel Records.

Daisy’ is the second single from Tough On Friday’s forthcoming new album, The Encore You Didn’t Ask For that will be out on 4th November and can be ordered here.

Coming on like an indie-acoustic ballad, the minimal strumming leaves the space wide open to appreciate the vocals, both in terms of what they have to say but more so the atmosphere and emotion that they cast across the song. Slow dynamic steps are taken and then finally, all caution is thrown to the wind and you find yourself faced with their wall of noise sonic onslaught. 

The single is available from here and you can check out the video here at RAMzine.

Well-seasoned performers throughout the Texas music circuit, Tough On Fridays artfully smash together alt rock, indie, and grunge into their own brand of infectious, in-your-face style of rock ‘n roll.

They began to show off their more understated, deft, and delicate side of their musical personality back in ‘August’ with the single

They began to show off their more understated, deft, and delicate side of their musical personality back in August with previous single ‘Growing Pains’ (Still available here.) Rock it still is, but rock showing its more sensitive side. 

Big rock guitars are replaced with washes of indie rhythms and almost country-esque vibes. On top of that, you’re reminded how great the twin vocals of the singers can be, especially when they are given the room to breathe, intertwine and beguile, that this song allows. 

An act of sonic anarchy to trip up those who would pigeon-hole them or just the sound of a band evolving, being adventurous and spreading their sonic wings? Who cares as long as it is an approach and attitude that they don’t lose. Who needs, or indeed can maintain, musical comfort zones when you have bands like Tough On Fridays in the world?

Tough On Fridays‘s EP Overboard! is out now through through Golden Robot Records.

The EP is said to wander “between the effervescing and energetic, and the subdued and subtle, between the epic and the accessible. It is big and it is clever. This is stadium-ready rock in all its glory.”

You can check out the video for the actual single ‘Overboard!’ here at RAMzine.

The Overboard! EP is available here.

Previous single, Lush (Reimagined)’ is a reminder that songs are merely snapshots of where a band is on any given day, that you shouldn’t draw a line under them and consider them having found their final form and that the best songs are those that evolve along with the band itself.

The original version of ‘Lush’ was released by the band back in 2017 when it was in a very different form with an acoustic version later being released in 2019. The track has now been completely reimagined and revamped to bring it back up to date for 2022.

‘Lush (Reimagined)’ is available here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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