Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine


band members

Lani Crooks, Matt Neville, Caroline de Dear, Sam Wilkinson


Influences

60s pop, 80s-90s indie pop, jangle, shoegaze etc.


Bio

Debut album coming soon, out October 11 2013 on Popfrenzy. There aren’t enough terms in the dictionary to describe the music of Day Ravies. ‘Shoegaze’, ‘Dream-Pop’, ‘Jangle’ – call it what you will, the Sydney-based quartet are masters at creating shimmering pop music that captures the youthful spirit of the 90s, peppered with a unique slice of modern imagination. Along with an obvious nod to The Kinks and 60s iconography through their band name, trawling through Sam’s infinitive record collection may provide inkling as to where the 4 Sydneysiders look for impetus. Various albums by 90s shoegaze muses such as My Bloody Valentine and Sonic youth are sprawled across the top shelf, with LPs by 80s Australian and New Zealand twee pop legends such as The Clean and The Go Betweens spliced in between. Throwing their influences and collaborative songwriting methods into the melting pot, the young Sydney collective construct ethereal, dreamy soundscapes that are slathered in glistening drones, and fundamentally carried by beautiful hazy melodies. This is not to say that Day Ravies stand for any imitation by any stretch of the imagination! On the contrary, the band have risen beyond the local burgeoning garage rock and electronic scenes, and produced something truly unique to any of their Sydney counterparts.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Apr 2013

Triple J
40

Really enjoying this frowning pop sound from the Day Ravies guys. 'Double Act' maintains a downturned feel but there's still a nice pulse of energy here.

Really enjoying this frowning pop sound from the Day Ravies guys. 'Double Act' maintains a downturned feel but there's still a nice pulse of energy here.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

05 Jun 2013

Triple J
40

Love the tuning on this song, that swirly dip of the chorus. Lo-fi pop melancholy at it's best. Pretty stuff.

Love the tuning on this song, that swirly dip of the chorus. Lo-fi pop melancholy at it's best. Pretty stuff.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Oct 2013

Triple J
40

This song is thickly etched loneliness. That guitar line just lurks perfectly.

This song is thickly etched loneliness. That guitar line just lurks perfectly.