Leicester’s Dayflower dreaming of stars

By Corrie McBeath

Dayflower, a local Dream Pop, lo-fi and tape music band from Leicester, is rising to the spotlight with appearances on the radio.

The band, formed in 2013, who describe their music as ‘honey-drenched pop melodies over a collage of fuzzed-up synths, lo-fi beats, and jangly guitars’, consists of four members: Alex Clemance on vocals, Calum Vaughan on synth, David Dhonau on bass and backing vocals and Joel Evans on guitar.

In late December 2014, Dayflower appeared on radio six with Tom Robinson. More recently, on March 15, the bands songs were played on the radio in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lancaster.

Calum Vaughan, who plays synth for the band, said: “I didn’t think too much of it when I joined the band, but within a week we were playing on the radio, and within two weeks we had a lot of gigs lined up.

“It all happened quite fast.”

Dream Pop is a sub genre of Alternative Rock that is thought to give just as much, if not more, importance on the texture of a song rather than the melody. Dayflower takes influences from artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Ariel Pink, M83, Beck and more.

Dayflower have another gig lined up on the April 2, when they will be playing at the Dublin Castle in Camden, London, the very same venue that popular ska band Madness once played at.

For more information about the band and to hear some of their music, you can visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/dayflowermusic

Alternatively, visit their SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/dayflowermusic

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