Bristol’s amazing alternative scene has been thriving for years now and the latest band to be produced, pushed out and make a name are Pushing Daisies. The band have already caught the attention of regulars in the emo/alt scene and we can assure you- for good reason!
Their latest release Stay Sad EP has definitely taken the first steps in truly defining them as a band, mixing bitter, emotive tracks such as Morning Drive- telling the tale of heartbreak through thick guitar riffs, with upbeat, fast paced tracks like Hazel which opens up the EP bringing in a basement edge and a mighty gutsy rhythm. Its plain to see Pushing Daisies have taken the time to establish a solid direction which makes them a valuable contender in the scene, allowing fans to get a kick out of an EP that they can rely on loving each track and listen contently from start to finish.
As the EP progresses through a strong melancholy theme, the humorous yet uncomfortably tragic title of Phil Collins Was There For Me More Than My Dad Ever Was can only begin to give you an idea of the kind of themes throughout this EP. This track ups the game once again with its in-your-face, attention grabbing heavier tone, mixing impressively intense guitar and a progressive beat throughout.
As the EP comes to a close, the band bring something slightly different to the table. Kintsugi takes on a much stronger airy and climatic feel, playing out the Stay Sad EP with long melodic guitar and a poetic almost spoken word-esque end. This only adds to their diversity and ability to stick to a theme whilst keeping things varied, stimulating and dramatic. The EP seems to hold a melodramatic theme without just becoming yet another bunch of ‘sad songs’ which is refreshing to listen to especially in a bands debut years.
So whats next? You can catch Pushing Dasies on tour this month, making appearances in new cities up and down the country and establishing a keen following in the UK emo/alternative scene. They also have a newly pressed, limited vinyl of Stay Sad available for those of you who find a soft spot for such a promising new band. One thing we at Invicta can guarantee is that Pushing daisies have a promising and exciting times ahead, band and fans alike.
You can keep up to date with the band here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pushingdaisiesuk
Find Stay Sad on bandcamp here: http://www.pushingdaisiesuk.bandcamp.com
Check out the limited press vinyl along with other merch here: http://www.homebirdrecords.co.uk/
An EP that could easily of stuck to the status quo and blended in but managed to break down the walls and become something certainly worth a listen and a place in your itunes library by a band to watch out for.