Song: Dog Daisies – Hennigan’s Stead (Avalanche)

by Philip Moss

As long time fans of Ste Hudson’s Dog Daisies, dating back to the release of his An Inland Voyage Pt 1 and 2 EPs, his debut long player, Eagletism, has remained a constant on our turntables since its release last year.

Where the aforementioned EP was a more introspective proposition –  Eagletism saw the Lancaster based songwriter backed by a full band. Across the record though, there were still flickers of the bedroom-produced experimentation, namely in the electronic based Hennigan’s Stead.

Released today with a brand new video to accompany it, Hennigan’s Stead is rich with Hudson’s eye for songwriting that is based in the great outdoors – a one way journey that doesn’t necessarily leave the protagonist with the opportunity to return, but focuses on the benefits of forward motion.

‘The song was written during a two week bout of flu – in between lots of hallucinating, sleeping and playing Red Dead Redemption,’ Hudson states. Born from a playing around with Keezy Drummer on an iPad, it has grown into a sound that lands somewhere in-between the quirky experimentations of Messrs Linkous, Lytle and Everett. One that Hudson notes as the reason why the song is the perfect bridge between Eagletism and where the Dog Daisies project is headed next.

Hennigan’s Stead is taken from the Dog Daisies’ LP, Eagletism – out now on Bingo Records. Dog Daisies will also be appearing across the UK throughout February – on tour with The Lovely Eggs.

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