Missing Little Daisy
Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
"Missing Little Daisy" formed in May 2012 with baritone player Marco Rosati, guitar players Jonathan Mennucci and Nico Coletti, and drummer Matteo Berni. Jonathan, Nico and Marco spent some time writing and rehearsing their songs, then went to Matteo to add the drums parts. In 2013 they recorded their debut EP, entitled "Hurt Yourself", and, in 2014, their first LP, called "Forbidden"
Now the band is back in the studio, recording their second LP "Trees of Blood"
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We wanted to play a genre that took the heritage of '90s grunge music but would expand into more modern rock/metal territories. The result is a fuzzed-out, psyched and progressive noise rock full of odd times, dissonant chords and lots of harmonics. Such music also presents influences from '70s prog rock, drum'n'bass and speed metal. Therefore we are really into old school heavy metal and hardcore punk bands like Minor Threat Black Flag and Necros but we also like to experiment with odd times like Jesus Lizard and Iron Maiden. We have a predominant grunge riffing that takes inspiration from Nirvana Mudvayne and Green River and sludge sounds that might remind of Soylent Green Melvins Buzzoven or Bongzilla. We mix up all of these different influences into coherent yet annoingly noisy musical creations.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
A metalhead should buy our demo because it's extremely heavy and painful to listen to but the songs are meant to make people dance and bang their heads. Also the design is killer and the images in the booklet are quite explicit all things that a metalhead might find funny as well as the jokes on words and funny puns implied in titles of songs such as Motorfuck or It Rapes the Showgirl Five Times.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released a 5-track EP called “Hurt Yourself” which we sell at our concerts. It is widely appreciated among the underground music context of our city Pisa. It hasn't been reviewed yet.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live concerts every now and then and it's a ton of fun! We're so stoned and wasted we can barely stand on our feet every time that we get on stage but somehow we manage to handle it. We have been playing in pubs bars and squats all around the provinces of Pisa and Firenze and also in the middle of a field once. It was some raw shit for real!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Zines and labels should be interested in our band above all because of the peculiarity of our sound. We put a lot of passion and effort in the composition of our songs and the printing of stylistically accurate and precisely recorded albums that should be fun to listen to and nice to look at as if they were some kind of paintings. In fact, baritone guitar player Marco Rosati is not only a musician but also a film director the drummer Matteo Berni is into literature and art and is writing a comic book at the moment and guitar player Nico Coletti is a lot into drawing. Such is the importance we put on the visual layout of our albums.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are planning to release our second album “Forbidden” in Fall 2015 and we wish to play as many live shows as we can in every country possible.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We have uploaded a song from “Hurt Yourself” and another one from “Forbidden” on Bandcamp https://missinglittledaisy.bandcamp.com/ and Jamendo (where you can download them for free) https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/467672/missing-little-daisy or you can download our first EP in full from our website http://missinglittledaisy.uk/shop.html or from iTunes and Google Play. Mondo Metal webzine has also uploaded a slideshow of a song taken from our third album (soon to be released) “Trees of Blood” called “Sexy Shop”. http://missinglittledaisy.uk/shop.html