Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Animal Lover EP and Video by Daisy Victoria - Pure Passion, Doses of Weirdness, Mysticism, Goth Rock and Baroque Pop

Holy Peace off of Daisy Victoria's latest EP Animal Lover has a deliciously dark sound. It is heavy with fingernails digging in deep in a post punk 80's jag veering into goth rock. Musically, tonally I actually thought of Billy Idol a bit and of The Cult and oddly (or maybe not) even Black Sabbath. Daisy puts out her own spin though and a stellar voice that evokes pure passion and doses of weirdness equally on the fringes of mysticism, psychedelic druggy tones and baroque pop.

The title, Animal Lover, track spun me around and I flashed on Kate Bush a bit as well as Garbage and Siouxsie and the Banshees and PJ Harvey. Daisy's aesthetic is refreshing in today's landscape. She reaches for a twisted kind of art while still writing strong (dare I say) pop hooks. The last track Dark Water feels like full blown stadium rock, trippy and anthemic. Guitars stalking and poised beautiful vox from Daisy as she massages out every once of drama. Flick on your cigarette lighter and hold it above your head.

Animal Lover was recorded with producer Dan Austin (Pixies) and co-written with her brother Sam.
Robb Donker

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