Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day Ravies - Tussle

We first wrote about Sydney quartet Day Ravies about three months ago (here).  But they've earned the right to be here again by virtue of an excellent debut album, Tussle.  Displaying the band's proficiency in shoegaze pop, jangle pop, fuzzy psychedelia, '60s girl-group and dream pop, Tussle doesn't make a thematic statement as much as it presents a strong case for accepting this band as adventurous young talents on the rise.  Their sonic interests seem to focus on melody and ambiance, and the album is satisfying because they manage to deliver on those elements over the range of their compositions.

Day Ravies is Sam Wilkinson, Caroline de Dear, Lani Crooks and Matt Neville.  Vocals duties alternate between Sam, the guitarist, and Caroline, who plays bass.  Lani plays keys, and Matt is the drummer.  Three of the members participate in songwriting, which may be a contributing factor in the variety of their songcraft.

"I Don't Mind" is at the intersection of dream pop and shoegaze -


The delightful jangle pop of "Sun Up" -


Day Ravies in a garage pop vein on "Reality School" -

Tussle is out now via Popfrenzy Records.  To stream or buy the entire album, hit the Bandcamp link below.

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Popfrenzy Records Website

Remaining 2013 tour dates:
NOV 14 – Melbourne: John Curtain Hotel with PEARLS, PAGEANTS, VELCRO
NOV 15 – Adelaide: The Metro with BRUFF SUPERIOR, WIREHEADS, BODY HORROR
NOV 22 – Sydney: Red Rattler with SOUNDS LIKE SUNSET, CHOOK RACE, EAST RIVER
NOV 23 – Wollongong: THE FARMER AND THE OWL FESTIVAL
NOV 30 – Brisbane: Trainspotters: Grand Central Hotel with NAKED MAJA, NITE FIELDS, BARBITUATES­

1 comment:

Lara Happy said...

Would've been rad to see these guys at farmer and the owl alongside our new favs over at Happy, the kids of Hockey Dad!