The Daylight Orange
Bet that’s woken you up hasn’t it? You look at it as a WAV form and it’s a brick, there’s no let up. Devon born with Cornish blood living on bar stools & beaches. Absolutely brilliant.” - Sarah Gosling BBC Introducing
About The Daylight Orange
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With the stoner pop sensibility of irreverent sonic experimentalists, The Daylight Orange pillage and recycle Spiritualized, Duran Duran, Soulwax, Muddy Waters and Sam Cooke with Charles Bukowski, A.A.Gill, Oliver Reed and Aldous Huxley to create loud noises and irresistible hooks.
The Daylight Orange started in the back room of the Exeter pub run by brothers Dan and Matt, where their experiments with sound on their early demos caught the attention of Drummer Andy Watts, who had toured the world and played on top 10 singles with The Seahorses & now making noise riots as The Lisbon Treaty.
The trio of seasoned musical travellers set up shop and started recording at the Phoenix in Exeter with the mantra of trying to connect the dots between 60s psychedelia, 70s bar
soaked blues, 80s basslines and 90s indie/rock.
“I THINK IT’S FLIPPING PERFECT”
“A REALLY NICE DARK “80's FEEL TO THAT.THE DAYLIGHT ORANGE”
"I think it’s got a proper Stone Roses vibe to it and a dash of Smashing Pumpkins, a bit of Glitch Mob and Beatles Number 9...you know which bit I mean. It’s fantastic!” - Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing
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The Daylight Orange’s newest single ‘Salt Water’ homogenises indie rock, in the beginning half of the song, with experimental psychedelic sound. The band actualise an emblazoned sonorous haze which is sandpapered by heavy groove and fracturing vocals. The bridge’s hypnotic throbs of guitar, glitching synth effects and reverberating airy vocal tones in the bridge, re-programmes 60s psychedelia and 90s indie/rock. If this band is not already on your radar, make sure they are now.
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THE DAYLIGHT ORANGE – SALT WATER
Moody alt-pop band The Daylight Orange, cite 80’s influences alongside experimental bands like Spiritualized and Soulwax. Salt Water is an amalgamation of all the bands they love – genre-jumping, synth-waving – perfect for late night drives with your mates and having the summer of your life.
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PLAINTIF, I THINK IT’S FLIPPING PERFECT"
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The Daylight Orange's new single, Salt Water, starts on a high note and only climbs further up from that point on.
This song is a relentless wall of sound — a ball of bundled up energy let loose onto the canvas like an atom bomb. That was a reference to the song lyrics. I’m hoping one of you will read that sentence right when the line comes on and have your mind blown.
Salt Water is a quintessential festival tune.
The way the melodies drone on from one line to the next. Tell me you can’t imagine a Glastonbury crowd start to belt that before the song even starts.
Usually, I’m a fan of dynamic arrangements with stark peaks and troughs, but the consistent high energy just works so well here. You can tell that it was stylistically intended to be this earworm of a track that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let up, even slightly, until the outro.
I love the cover art for Salt Water too. I think it perfectly captures the essence of the song. We hear the vibrance of all these different eras of music brought together and contained within this excitable package. The hook is incredibly catchy, especially paired with these power chords that hit with the snare. I love how the electronic bass rumbles in the back and helps accent the percussion. Finally, the breakdown in the outro is like the cherry on the top. The stunning female harmonies and fading main vocals are a fitting note to end on.