It seems that I am back from my two week tour of England. I'm not caught up yet, probably never will be, and I'm still feeling a bit jetlagged. A 6 hour time swing has put a hurting on me. Anyway, to spare all my faithful readers the gory vacation details and pictures, I spent many days in London and a few days in Brighton at the Great Escape Festival. In all, I saw over 30 bands perform, many I'd longed to see for ages it seems, and I even managed to discover a few bands I'm now following. More on all of that later, but one artist on my to-see list was Daisy Victoria.
Daisy had two shows scheduled on Saturday the 16th -- an early show at Brighthelm Centre and a later show at the Brighton Museum. Due to a scheduling conflict and the long walk (tight schedules and lots of walking) to Brighthelm Centre, I penciled in the later show. Little did I know I'd have a problem finding the entrance to the museum and ended up missing several minutes of her performance. But what I heard delighted me, her bold and operatic voice accompanied only by an acoustic guitar filled the museum hall with alluring sounds. I worried that an acoustic set would strip away the drama and mystery I'd heard on her Soundcloud page, but I was wrong. I left happy, a bigger fan.
I've been listening to her latest EP, Nobody Dies, quite a bit, before my vacation and after. There's not a bad selection, but I like deeper cuts, and I think 'Coals' is fantastic. Stream it below.