REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
Currently making waves on the London live music scene, emerging indie rock four-piece DAZE have unveiled a new single.
The follow-up to last summer’s debut release, ‘Friends’, ‘Sleep Paralysis’ sees the band enhance a powerful, fast-moving, but carefree sound, reminiscent of Foals and Arctic Monkeys, driven by a mix of layered, echoing guitar riffs, deep basslines and heavy drum beats.
The lyrics deal with a situation the majority of young people have found themselves in where they feel grown-up and ready to take on the world in some areas, but reluctant to take on responsibilities in other areas.
This uncertainty, toeing the line between positivity and negativity, is captured perfectly by the emotional and melodic vocals of frontman Sam Hong.
‘Sleep Paralysis’ is a well-crafted offering, showing how far the quartet have already come since last August, and I’m sure as they get more and more confident, we’ll be hearing the further progress that has been made with their next single.