Based out of London, Daisy and the Deadheads are a four-piece band fronted by Daisy Tortuga, a former member of Platypus Complex. Describing their music as “wonky folk-pop”, the band have been active on the London DIY scene for a few years and released their debut single, “Strawberry”, at the end of 2022, when they teamed up with Strong Island Recordings.
Most recently the band shared “I Hate The Sea”, a bitter breakup song about how past experiences can turn us away even from the things we love the most, which with its swooping guitars and skittering drum beat is reminiscent of acts like Buggs or Forth Wanderers. Elsewhere, the B-side, “Upside Down” adds a waltzing, almost cabaret quality The Dresden Dolls would be proud of, while they stretch their folk muscles on an excellent cover of the traditional song “Hares on the Mountain”. Early days these may be, yet Daisy and the Deadheads are already showcasing an array of musical gifts that suggest a band ready to shine.
Originally from Dublin, although now firmly established on the London scene, TV People are the duo of Paul Donohoe and Brendan Clarke and deal in brooding post-punk characterised by driving drums and layers of hazy guitar majesty. The band caught the ear with their 2021 debut EP, Nothing More, while their most recent single “Feel” hinted at a step forward into atmospheric indie nodding to the likes of Interpol or The Chameleons.