Released: 1st April 2022
Sometimes you have to look backwards to move forwards. Not that there’s much negative about the rise of Daisy Brain: new EP ‘Disconnected Happy’ is a throwback delight.
A mix of early-00s Brit-rock grot and kitchen sink storytelling drama, opener ‘Kleptomaniac’ is all sticky floors and two-for-one drinks deals at a Tuesday night student indie club, ‘Digital Atlas’ winds its way round World of Warcraft like a great big fuckin’ nerd, while ‘Down’ is slacker rock so disconnected from the grind it’s unlikely to be found out of bed much before dinner time. Some might find Daisy Brain’s retro-mania reductive, but there’s a freshness to it too.
Youthful, bubblegrunge indie has still got it after all.