It’s all about the songs, but it’s also all about having fun. It may be a simple formula but that’s why it works, and that’s why The Dead Daisies are such a powerful musical collective – a band of brothers pumping out great, powerful, anthemic songs served up with that devious sense of mischief which has always lived at the heart of rock’n’roll. It was undeniable as soon as guitarist David Lowy and singer-songwriter/ Noiseworks front man, Jon Stevens, first got together. Within a few hours they’d written a dozen songs and knew they had that most vital of ingredients in any creative enterprise – chemistry – infused in their collective musical genes. Riffing around the kind of music they both love – classic late ’70s early ’80s hard rock, in that soulful Bad Company meets Foreigner via The Faces kind of vibe – big choruses, powerful melodies, strong hooks – the pair then thought about who could best capture the sounds in their heads. Stevens had previously recorded with LA-based engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Fields, and so the pair headed over to Wishbone Studios in North Hollywood, and finished the debut Dead Daisies album in just two intensely creative weeks. The fun began in earnest with The Dead Daisies being invited to open for ZZ Top in Southport, Queensland, and Sydney in March 2013, but then the news leaked about their debut single, Lock N Load, a new track co- written by and featuring none other than Slash. As Stevens reminds us, “He doesn’t just play on anyone’s album, as you would be aware; this is a labour of love.” The Dead Daisies officially released Lock N Load through Spitfire Music, before joining legendary American rockers, Aerosmith, on their first Australasian tour in 23 years. But things will really start to heat up with The Dead Daisies’ invitation to be a part of the massive 25-date Rockstar Uproar Festival through the US and Canada in August/September, where they’ll be joining Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & Cambria among others. The Dead Daisies Uproar 2013 line up will feature, alongside Jon Stevens (INXS/Noiseworks) and David Lowy (The Angels), Americans Richard Fortus (Guns ’N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), Alex Carapetis (Nine Inch Nails/Julian Casablancas) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ’N’ Roses).
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spitfire Music is proud to announce a North American partnership with Caroline Distribution. The first release through this new deal will be the self-titled debut full-length from The Dead Daisies, out August Read More ►