Saturday, November 08, 2008

You taste like absolutely everything I've never tried


I love the Killers, I really do, but I can't help wishing British group Daggers was getting even a tenth of the attention the Killers are in the lead up to Day & Age (which, yes, I am eagerly anticipating; both groups can coexist). For at least the past year (and longer another another name, I think), Daggers, who I was introduced to by #1 Hits and Worrapolava, have quietly been making epic synth-pop-rock worthy of making the '80's jealous. Frontman Theo has a fantastic voice for this sort of music, capable of of all the swooping and soaring necessary, and the group has an almost unnatural gift for creating hooks, both in the instrumental and vocal parts of their songs--trying not to sing along is a futile task. Why they aren't selling out stadium tours, let alone signed yet, I have no idea.

"Death It Feels" may very well be the best thing they've ever done, and that's quite an achievement considering the other songs they've made. Epic, soaring, hooky, exhilarating--as usual. Did I forget to mention "perfect"? Would we expect anything else? Now please, someone, somewhere, give us the opportunity to buy it already (preferably after it's become the massive hit it deserves to be).

(I was hesitant to post this song since 1.) I was introduced to it by other blogs, and 2.) the group really needs to get signed, but ultimately, it's so brilliant that I had to rave about it and do whatever spreading of the word I can.)

Please, please support this group--if you like their music--by buying what you can from them any country's iTunes store, namely, their double-sided single of "Magazine" and "Money." "Money" is another of their mindblowing tracks and very much worth your $.99. And then go listen to the songs on their MySpace and be even more astounded that this group isn't huge already...and know that they've had other songs on there that are just as good ("Lost In the Distance" is a must-listen).

Next up: maybe that interesting Italian song, that boy band song, or an American pop song. Or a Swedish electronic one.

6 comments:

Robpop said...

The Daggers are great! Biff (of Wannabe/Kylie/Will Young) is involved. Love them!

Btw....do you have the Tilbage remixes? One mine cuts out....

Bobsy

Poster Girl said...

Bobby, which one? And where did you buy it from? I only bought the main/original version of the song, but once I get my credit card back (don't ask), I can see if the version from the store I usually buy from has a working copy.

I almost mentioned the connection (and your inteview)--maybe I should have, if that would get people to listen to them. THEY ARE BRILLIANT.

John said...

Just bought the Magazine/Money EP. Love it!

Paul said...

OOoo i forgot about the Daggers despite PhilWorra promoting them :) What a great band - i am desperately hoping i don't have to file them in my "why they hell didn't they become huge" folder currently occupied by The Upper Room, Lorraine, Mohair and, er, Jason Donovan's 3rd album...

Poster Girl said...

John, I'm SO glad to hear that! Really, totally made my day.

They're definitely fantastic, Paul; I'm hoping the reason they aren't signed yet is because they know they could be huge and they're waiting for the right offer to make them big (and developing new brilliant tracks under the guidance of a pop master in the meantime).

Nick said...

My absolute favorite band of the moment! They are a flawless pop group.