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Daffy - Seconds Away

  by Erick Mertz

published: 4 / 5 / 2015



Daffy - Seconds Away
Label: Daffy
Format: CD

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Spectacularly diverse indie pop/rock on second album from Glaswegian singer-songwriter, Daffy


Glasgow artist Stephen Dahill – or Daffy, as he is known – crafts a delightfully swaggering brand of indie pop/rock. His latest, independently recorded and released album, ‘Seconds Away’ is spectacularly diverse, ranging from delightful yet sombbe, ocean side piano tunes to a few hard, distortion infused guitars. Daffy is able to garner an impressive array of comparisons from amongst his contemporaries. My best stab would be at the pop gem song craft expertise of Andy Partridge of XTC (as displayed on the opening track ‘John Chivery’) or the amber-toned, whiskey glass half-full melancholy of a master like Edwyn Collins (so clear on ‘Billy’ or the snazzy downer, ‘The Gingerbread Man’). Whatever your taste might be, it’s likely to be found somewhere amid the wry edged tracks totaling a baker’s dozen. Daffy injects sly brand of humour, the kind of crackling quips that few artists have the bravado or stature to pull off with any credibility.



Track Listing:-
1 John Chivery
2 Voices
3 Seconds Away (Round One)
4 The Gingerbread Man
5 Billy
6 The Revenge of the New Holy Trinity
7 Intihuatana
8 Xmas Y3k
9 The Charge of the Light Brigade
10 Second Time Around
11 The Songlines
12 Seconds Away (Round Two)
13 Phlogiston


Band Links:-
https://www.facebook.com/daffysmusic



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