Video of the Day – Summertime – Daylight for Deadeyes
I’m getting rather tired of people saying summer is over, after all we still have fourteen days left so I’ve been playing Summertime by Daylight for Deadeyes quite a lot. It is really a lot of fun and should be a beer commercia
l. The Gormley’s, Chris (drums/lead vocals) and Matt (guitar/backing vocals), and their friend, Andy Neill (bass/backing vocals), know how to craft a catchy tune – I have been humming this ever since it landed in my inbox last month. I know I’ll be playing this on the many cold, winter days we have ahead of us. How can you not like a song that has kazoos in it, I ask you?
Daylight for Deadeyes have quickly become one of my favourite bands this year. Their rockier songs are catchy and the quieter ballads, such as Nothing Left to Say, heartbreaking. They list the Beatles, White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, James Brown, Johnny Cash. However, unlike other bands where they sound like copycats, Daylight for Deadeyes uses these influences as a launch pad for their own distinct musical style. Chris Gormley has a strong and versatile voice that adds warmth and emotion without sounding over the top and false and Matt and Neill are capable musicians that know how to serve the song without overpowering the quieter parts.
If you like this song, and really there isn’t much not to like about it, you can catch some of Daylight for Deadeyes other videos on their YouTube page. Favourites of mine are Nothing Left to Say, When it All Goes Down, New York and Fill You Up. You can also catch them on iTunes, and Facebook