It’s hard to stand out as a rock band in 2018 in a music industry that’s driven by drum machines, vocoders, and midi keyboards. It takes a band that’s truly compelling, an act that brings something visceral and attention grabbing to the table. Look no further than Arson Daily, a young trio from Boone, NC that brilliantly blends bluesy influences with biting alt-rock foundations.
Formed in 2014, Arson Daily has already begun to blaze their own trail within the North Carolina music scene. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zach Dunham, bassist Quincy Platt and drummer Adam McLean, Arson Daily signed to Split Rail Records and released their debut, self-titled full length in 2016. Arson Daily is an album full of dynamism, an equal amount of rousing high-energy jams and slow-brooding, moody ballads that makes for a compelling introduction to the scene.
Arson Daily stands out for a myriad of reasons, whether it be their rich storytelling or their infectious melodies and grooves, it’s hard not to find something you love within their music. Their tracks perfectly capture the feeling of a fleeting youth, there’s a divine mixture of sentimentality and yearning that’s packaged as danceable, bluesy brit-rock inspired tunes and it leaves you begging for more, long after the last note rings out.
-Grant Golden (The Bottom String)
Photographer: Kendall Atwater