“…a pretty impressive offering…”
– Jim Gellatly, The Scottish Sun
“…really catchy Rock.” – Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
To celebrate the album’s release, the band released the explosive track ‘Jade’s Song’ as a free download. The track premiered on Gigslutz, and you can stream and download it for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The three-piece, who derive from just outside Aberdeen, have been building momentum over the last three years through their continuous live performances, which has led to a steady rise on the Scottish live scene, as well as the release of two EP’s. It’s easy to see why the band have picked up a following in such a short time with their ability to write a killer melody allied to their angsty, heartfelt lyrics and sprawling, chugging guitar pieces.
Pride & Wonder exhibits these traits and more throughout the record. From the opening gambit of instrumental leader ‘Maiori (Nuovo Inizio)’ to the impossibly catchy, and Twin Atlantic inspired, upbeat pop-punk of ‘All The World’. Then there’s the experimental electro-pop offering of ‘Rêverie’, feeding off the spirit of bands such as Prides and Foals, to acoustic track ‘Wandering Man’, which recreates the foot stomping heart emoted by the likes of Lumineers. Sonically, there is a lot going on here as Daydream Frenzy illustrate a refreshing flexibility in their songwriting and a willingness to traverse genres.
Formed in January 2010, Daydream Frenzy are made up of Donald Barclay (vocals/guitar), Hamish Gordon(drums) and Fraser Henderson (bass). In 2011 they released their debut EP Calling Stars before following this up with their second EP Colours and Sound. This helped the band announce their arrival as an up-and-comers and saw them pick up support from the likes of Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio, Scuzz TV, XFM, Artrocker and STV, leading to support slots with Big Country, The Maine and Don Bronco and will see them co-headline a national tour with Divides throughout March and April.
Pride & Wonder is released digitally via Daydream Records and is available to buy on iTunes. It will be available physically in all good record stores on 20th April 2015.