Dayflower have been putting out increasingly delightful shoegaze-ey records for a few years now, and while they’ve always held a place in my heart and they should be praised for the aesthetic they create as a band, as a passing listener it’s occasionally a little difficult to separate one release from the next.
Sweet Georgia Gazes, however, is as perfect an indie pop song as you could hope for. Sure, it’s as blissfully washed out as previous Dayflower releases – but the melodies here shine through better than ever before. Its hooks drag you in and pull you along in a way I didn’t quite expect from the Leicester four-piece.
It feels like a real step up for the band, and really stamps home their potential for when a full length eventually comes around.
Sweet Georgia Gazes is available now from Dayflower’s bandcamp page.