Back in January, we announced that Nashville emo/alt rockers Daisyhead were prepping to release their debut full-length, The Smallest Light. Since then, we’ve brought you several singles, all leading up the album’s release earlier this week, March 3, through tastemaking label No Sleep Records. As we also told you previously, the band are set to host an official hometown record release show TONIGHT, March 6 at The End, along with Worker, Pillow Talk, and Forrister. Read on for details, and be sure to show up and support one of Nashville’s best acts on the rise!
We’ve been raving about Daisyhead since the release of their last EP, I Couldn’t Face You (way back in 2013- man, time flies). Since then, the group have found their way onto the No Sleep roster, toured extensively, dropped a split with Have Mercy, and amassed a whole new barrage of well-deserved press. Hands down one of the best Nashville releases of the year so far, The Smallest Light showcases the group tapping into their more melodic and alt rock tendencies, while still maintaining the aggressive instrumentation and emotional sensibilities of their EP. The term “emo revival” gets tossed around a lot, and, though it might not be a perfect fit here considering Daisyhead aren’t pulling a ton from the ’90s emo scene that has come back into fashion, they’re certainly a part of an important crop of bands helping legitimize the new punk scene at the underground level once more. We’re proud to claim them for Nashville, and encourage you to come support their killer new release (you can buy it here and stream the whole thing below).
Locals Worker definitely share some similar aggressive tonal sensibilities with Daisyhead, but they’re a much more intense, thoroughly hardcore outfit. We loved their last release, Neurology, and hope to see some new tunes on display tonight as well!
If Worker’s sound bears similarities to Daisyhead’s more aggressive side, Memphis act Pillow Talk definitely channel their more melodic, indie side. Harboring a clear affinity for ’90s midwest emo, the group’s sound is hypnotic, noodle-y, and addictive. Their latest EP, What We Should Have Said, actually dropped the same day as Daisyhead’s LP, so they’re celebrating a new release too.
Also hailing from Memphis, Forrister were previously known as The Star Killers. They pull from an eclectic range of influences, and, while emo and indie are certainly present, the undeniable soul of their Memphis surroundings seeps through, propelled by the unbelievable vocal prowess of frontwoman Julien Baker. Show up early, because you don’t want to miss this.
Daisyhead, Worker, Pillow Talk, and Forrister will perform tonight, March 6 at The End. The show is all ages, begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available for $7.