The Shoegaze Shangri-La of Day Ravies

October 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Australia, Dreampop, Music, Shoegaze | 1 Comment
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Tussle

Why did Melbourne shoey-dreampoppers Day Ravies name themselves after the Kinks’ Ray Davies? Because Dave Davies wouldn’t have worked.Day Ravies as a name works, although every time I see the name the old man in me reverse the letters back to Ray Davies. What also works is the rayviedayvies debut album Tussle. Some songs are dreamy, some songs are shoey, some are jangley and some just plain ol’ pop.

As indicated by its kaleidoscopic cover, Tussle is a cornucopia of sound, a feast of aural pleasures. It overruns the cup with great songs that are influenced by Slowdive, Ringo Deathstarr, and the Boo Radleys to name a few. The band have three songwriters and singers, which provide a diversity to their sound, yet all three like loud guitars, space and Galaxy 500. Best shoegaze-dreampop record of the year honors goes to the Kinks, I mean Day Ravies!

Stream and buy Tussle at the Popfrenzy bandcamp page.
Read a short interview with the band over at Tonedeaf.

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  1. we love the fun Day Ravies over at Happy!!!


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