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Based out of Los Angeles, California, rock outfit Daisy Chain (feat. members of Graf Orlock, Sweat, Mossbreaker) formed in 2017, culling inspiration from ‘90s grunge and post hardcore, early ‘80s punk, and contemporary hardcore. The group play raucous high energy riffs with a no-holds-barred, white knuckle fury that makes even the smallest club feel like a massive arena. Growling vocals, chainsaw guitars, thundering bass, and mammoth drums make every song a sonic onslaught of punk rock potency blended with hard rock havoc.
The band’s debut You Moved Like I Wanted To was a frenzied mix of Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr., and Jesus Lizard. Their follow up 7” Hard Rock Lives, and subsequent singles, have found them incorporating a more mature approach to songwriting coupled with their powerful, distortion-driven sound.
Daisy Chain’s forth-coming release, The World Is Not Spinning, can only be described as a lesson in riffing. The album delivers more—more fuzz, more fills, more fury—from start to finish. Tracks such as “Beat of the Chain” and “Roll the Dice” conjure the hard rock feel and attitude of the late-’80s Sunset Strip while “Nothing in Your Hand” and “The World Is Not Spinning” echo the influences of their hardcore and noise punk predecessors.
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“Across my mind is about people being bothered that you’re comfortable living outside of societal norms. At this point in time it is pretty clear that the utopia of the boomer generation is just that, theirs. Growing up in what that turned into, a shitty suburban hellscape, just goes to show that we have to do our own thing to make it in the world and survive or create in a way that is most suited to us. It’s detestable that people are offended by the way someone else lives their own live. It’s none of their business and they can fuck off in the end.” – Kyle Barnes (Vocals)
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