With a stripped down sound and fascinating rhythms Daytona Lights don’t sound like anybody else.
There is an artfulness about their music, they cite Jarvis Cocker and the Beatles and sound like neither, maybe they mean that very British spirit of experimentation, stripping guitars and rhythms down to their core and building anew music.ÃÂ
All I can think of is mid period XTC when they were doing those fascinating things with their drums and leaving lots of space in their sound. Daytona Lights have a quiet intensity and a burning melodicism that sets them apart. Produced by Steve Levine, the legendary producer who produced the first Clash album and went on to Culture Club they sound like neither of those either. They are true originals in a massively over subscribed field of guitar bands and that’s a fine and rare thing.