Since moving into a refurbed auto-repair shop on Victoria St, The Stained Daisies have become one of Brunswick’s most beloved foursomes. Big enough for a recording studio and a live performance space, it’s within these walls that the band held and played at their own unforgettable house party along with Laedj, Jacuzzi, Suneden. It’s also served as the recording space for the band’s long-awaited upcoming debut LP.
After brandishing a series of frenetic singles last year, such as ‘Open Mind’ and ‘All They Want’, the alt-rockers have offered up an insight into one of their more downtempo compositions as a teaser for their new record.
Opening with quivering strings and uncertain arpeggios, fundamental themes of surrounding oneself within your own self-doubt feel present from the outset. Everything then synchronises into trembling lead guitar licks and steady, sombre rhythms. The piano and vocal pairing that fits the verses oozes a sense of 70’s nostalgia from when folk and rock where still finding a way to marry themselves together. The poetic ballad subverts any sense of hyperbole though Dan Tuite’s earnest asymmetrical prose and some pure, heartfelt chord progressions. This touching track shows The Daisies in full bloom.
Having recently trekked up and down the east coast of Australia, The Stained Daisies will be concluding their Sit Long Summer Long tour back at their spiritual home at The Old Bar this Friday. They’ve also locked in a Sunday residency at The Tote so prep yourself for a steady dose of Mondayitis.