The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
RIYL - Dragonette, Sleigh Bells, Kitten
At first listen, one could easily mistake Little Daylight for Dragonette. The band first began in 2012 by creating remixes for groups including Passion Pit and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Now with their EP Tunnel Vision, Little Daylight proves it can hold its own in the electro-pop genre with the release of five songs that will be difficult if not impossible to forget.
The opening track “Overdose” begins with driving downbeats to provide the upbeat and dance feel that is present throughout the EP. Subtle synths that slowly build as the track progresses enable lead singer Nikki Taylor to shine as she carries the refrain, much like Dragonette’s frontwoman Martina Sorbara. We even hear electro-dance similarities to that of the band Kitten; Little Daylight couldn’t have chosen better influences.
The third track “Treelines” slows things down just a bit by mixing synthesizers with the quiet sounds of nature; we hear birds chirping and the sounds of leaves rustling. This relaxing track does not last long however, as the band once again incorporates downbeats to start the song off right as an electric melody sets up Nikki Taylor’s infectious vocals.
Although Little Daylight is not yet that well-known, Tunnel Vision indicates that this is a band to keep tabs on as the years progress. If they are starting off this strong, it’s only a matter of time before they are rivaling bands like Passion Pit and Dragonette. Add Little Daylight to your iTunes library, and you won’t be disappointed.