DAAY was formed in London in 2019 by Alex Barty-King and has taken many forms, currently comprising of a 6 piece band who regularly rehearse in North and South London.
The first 3 singles were released with an entirely different band behind Barty-King, now equipped with a whole new line up Barty-King aims to challenge more adult themes of philosophic enquiry as the band moves forward.
‘Forever’ is a song about trying to understand what ‘forever’ actually means if it’s true that we do exist as infinite consciousness as according to most religions and esoteric practices.
Another branch into experimental alternative rock ‘Forever’ moves us forward from the previous single ‘Dream Kit’ in a way that forces us to reconcile with the situation of our being after we’ve woken up.
It uses ideas from jazz, pop and psychedelic music and is influenced by artists like John Grant, Tom Waits and Primal Scream.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing DAAY and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
In a pub in Homerton, I started my day at home getting up for work.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
It took hold when I was living in Canada in 2013 and I bought an acoustic fender from a pawn shop in Cranbrook which is next to Fernie where I lived.
No I’ve always wanted to do anything/everything.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
Experimental indie rock. The concept is a follow on idea from the previous single called Dream Kit. It’s part of a trilogy about enlightenment. The concept behind it is simply about exploring and digesting the notion of forever and what that might mean.
What artists are you interested in these days?
To name a fewJohn GrantWooze
MellahThe VoidzLord EchoDavid AxelrodMatt Berry’s been releasing some amazing stuff, and as a fan of IT crowd it’s great to see.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I don’t see it as combining, it’s just a matter of adding what you like and letting the genre follow. I’m not trying to be a sound just trying to express something ineffable. I’m glad you think there is unity and harmony I will use this for confidence to continue.
How would you define your sound?
Still being defined.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
We have another single being recorded which ends the trilogy. Called Golden Tree, it follows Forever and is about the realisation of being part of the tree of life which is a huge and positive concept which we will attempt to unpick through a mesmeric jazzy similarly experimental indie rock song.
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