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Formed in the bloody grim arsehole of Kent about five years ago, Inevitable Daydream have already gone through as many stylistic changes as drummers already. Former sounds reflected the grey skies and alienation; youthful indie rock anthems that went for a heady rush, like a more grounded Slowdive. ‘Denim’ and ‘A-Thousand Tiny Glass Birds Fly Over The Strand’ showed their penchant for yearning melodies, ‘Claire Is A Hurricane’ sounding like The Stone Roses embracing their teenage anxities. Single ‘Clouds’ marked a notable difference though, a miniature masterpiece that showed, in equal parts, restraint and release. Shimmering guitar chords made up this sky-high shoegaze epic, whose melodies soared to the heavens then crashed back down for the finale.

In 2014 they dropped ‘Summer Song’, showcasing their second phase. An earnest indie rocker that bounced around coo-ing back-up vocals, it became a scene anthem, delivered to applause at their many shows across the country, an optimistic jubilant anthem to soundtrack the Paris ’68 riots that levied out at the end because ‘nothing means anything’. Support slots from Weak Nerves and Get Inuit cemented their status among their peers.

With their latest single, they’ve turned into riff-monsters. ‘Brown Acid’ is a swamp-like monster, with dirty bass and a winding guitar line taken from the chops of Tony Iommi, complete with screamed choruses and an outro jam that descends into a sweaty mess. The anxieties have been replaced with sheer nihilist energy, their new-found confidence born from riffs that show their love of Kyuss.

The Daydream lads have said they’re on a mission of catharsis, to play loud and to get people out of their numbed states, and their passionate live performances clearly succeed at that. Basses are flung, amps are turned to eleven, mic stands are flung clean off stage all in the name of the mosh. Now on their third drummer, the boys already have a number of shows booked across the south-east, including a slot at the Maidstone Fringe Festival with Gang in April. With a new single scheduled for next month, Inevitable Daydream are soon to take their young energy across the country, and their mission statement will become totally realised.

About The Author

Lee Whear

Young punk full of love, hoping they've got enough tobacco left when the revolution comes. Canterbury Christchurch University graduate, previous work has appeared in thnksfrthrvrw, Hitsville U.K., Bearded Magazine, and God Is In The TV Zine.