“The real deal” – No Fun Magazine
Dog Daisies is a widescreen lo-fi indie-pop group based around the home-studio adventures of Lancaster songwriter, Stephen Hudson.
They play Cloudspotting ahead of the release of their anticipated next album Moon Bathing, a piano-heavy record which promises to be the darkest and most introspective of Dog Daisies’ career yet.
This follows April’s You Are Here (Sorry); a self-described ‘aural therapy session’ that’s both kaleidoscopic in scope and punk-rock in its brevity and features some of Hudson’s finest lyrics and song-writing to date.
Since signing with Sheffield label Bingo Records in 2018, Dog Daisies have been reliably prolific – also releasing 3 EPs of melodic, experimental DIY indie-rock alongside their break-out debut LP Eagletism in 2019.
Described as ‘Stand by Me put to music and set on a motorway’, and inviting comparisions to bands like Grandaddy, Guided by Voices and Mercury Rev, the album featured on critics’ end-of-year lists and earned the band an appearance live in session on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show.
Dog Daisies have toured the UK opening for bands such as Rozi Plain, Mr Ben & the Bens and Tiny Ruins. While 2020 stuck a nail in the tour-bus tyres – they were due to support The Lovely Eggs on their UK tour – 2021 sees the band making up for lost time with two new records and a UK tour scheduled for Autumn.
On playing this year’s festival, Stephen says:
“We can’t wait to play the Woodland Stage this year where our magic triad of spiritual nourishment will finally be complete:
1) spending time in nature (done lots)
2) drinking beer (done too much already)
3) Playing and watching live music (…C’MON 2021, let it be so!)”