On The Move (Part II) is the second single from acoustic, folk, pop duo The Daydream Club. It’s officially released and available to buy on iTunes, BandCamp & Spotify from March 12th, so here is a special sneak preview.
The first thing to say is, check out this insanely cute, and highly imaginative video for On The Move (Part II). It’s like magic! Apparently it was all shot in one take, after two full days of planning, 50 balloons and 30 party poppers! If ever a video perfectly encapsulated a band, this is surely it.
Adam Pickering and Paula Walker (The Daydream Club) met while studying at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and released their debut album ‘Overgrown’ via their own label, Poco Poco Records in November 2010. The album deliberately aimed to strip away production layers to focus on song-writing and acoustic instrumentation. The duo’s debut single ‘The Record Shop,’ a limited edition vinyl released to coincide with Record Store Day, led to live sessions for both regional BBC radio stations (BBC Tees – Bob Fischer, BBC Nottingham – Dean Jackson) and Tom Robinson’s show on BBC6 Music.
The new single, On The Move (Part II) hints at the developing musical direction for the duo, with a fuller, more expansive sound, recalling the atmospherics of The XX and Cocteau Twins, with The Daydream Club’s own trademark boy / girl harmonies. We think it would be the perfect soundtrack to a sleepy, countryside train ride through the mountains. It’s a track you can really get lost in.
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The single is backed by the original, rhythmically driven album version of the track, which showcases the percussive guitar skills of Adam Pickering, as recently featured on Secret Sessions. This single release has been fuelled by fan power after ‘On The Move’ became a fixture on the Myspace charts, frequently outperforming major label artists including Mumford & Sons & Amy Winehouse.
The single has already caught the attention of Dean Jackson at BBC Radio Nottingham (The Beat) who described it as “A beautiful, beautiful song…hypnotic.” We agree with you Dean!
2012 promises to be an exciting year for the duo, with brand new material on the way, and next single ‘Neon Love Song’ set to feature in a global brand advertising campaign this May. This is rapidly becoming one club, worth joining!