DAYTIME TV continue their ascent through the ranks of British rock with latest single, UGLY, chronicling the emotional turmoil and uncertainty which has become synonymous with modern life.
Speaking on the new release, lead vocalist Will Irvine has explained, “We want to empower every person that’s ever felt ‘not good enough’. We want this song to be part of a catalyst for promoting more self-love,” and this intention truly does shine through in the song’s execution. The band have been open about their disapproval of how social media and marketing can negatively impact a person’s mental health by imposing unrealistic beauty standards and lifestyle expectations. With lyrics such as, ‘Drug me / Call me ugly / Put me to sleep / I want you to love me’ the tone of this single might even feel morbid if it weren’t for the expert composition of such an invigorating track.
The drum beat from Gareth Thompson brings an overwhelming depth of passion to the core message of the lyrics, while the guitar from John Caddick and bass from Chris Clark create a captivating structure to a single, which truly delivers in its promise to free its listeners from the 21st century internal labyrinth of self-deprecation.
Watch the surrealist first-person music video for UGLY below:
You can catch the band live on their UK tour this November at the following venues:
4th Edinburgh – Liquid Rooms (UPGRADE)
5th Inverness – Ironworks
6th Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (SOLD OUT)
7th Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (SOLD OUT)
9th Manchester – Deaf Institute
10th Leicester – O2 Academy2
11th Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
12th Bristol – Thekla
14th Exeter – Cavern
15th London – Oslo Hackney
16th St Albans – The Horn
18th Birmingham – The Castle and Falcon
19th Newcastle – Think Tank?
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