Formed from the ashes of previous metalcore bands, Daydreamers have been forged in the flames of modern metalcore and trance. For fans of Enter Shikari, Capture The Crown and Hands Like Houses, this band combine the two genres fantastically in their debut tracks, Tomorrowland and Wave The White Flag.
Their first full-length track release, Wave The White Flag, which you can check out below, was inspired by the birth of frontman Aaron’s (Luke Francis, vocals/synth) daughter, Athena. Two clear styles of vocal work contrast and intertwine, with the harsh vocals striking out whilst the cleaner ones remain mingled with passion and “protective feelings that come to a man that has just had a child”. The trance backdrop, inspired by the style of music Aaron grew up listening to, supports the lyrics to create a debut single with a force to be reckoned with.
What’s striking about this band is how they portray the writing process; Aaron Francis serves as the “architect” of the band, whilst guitarist James Holt and bassist Aaron Batemen are the “interior designers”. The band take primary influence from Enter Shikari’s Take To The Skies album, with bands such as Funeral For A Friend and Of Mice And Men playing their part, too; strong, heavy stuff, as you can imagine.
With their debut track recorded at Alt/Avenue Productions, and produced by Josh Gallop (Day Of A Thousand, Becoming Rome), big things are expected from Daydreamers in the next few months, with an entire DIY album coming soon.