“If you are a lover of British bands like The Kooks or The Libertines then look no further for your love at first sight.”
– Savage Thrills (AUS)
Following on from the success of their recent release ‘Yeah You’re Young’ – NSW Camden-based indie- rock band The Dardi Shades are firing us into summer with their new energetic anthem ‘Best Friend’
Keeping the winning formula, this was also produced by Adrian Breakspear
(Gang of Youths, Boy & Bear, Clews, Triple One).
Best Friend is bursting with life and color from the opening chord. A juxtaposition between bright sound and sombre story, Best Friend is a powerful bass-driven anthem that pushes and pulls around thought provoking lyrical context and big-jangly guitar driven choruses. Best Friend builds upon The Dardi Shades’ inspired British sound, already drawing parallels with the likes of The Kooks & Courteeners, while notably taking further cues from stalwarts such as Circa Waves and The Strokes.
Talking about the meaning behind the song, Patterson has this to say;
“The narrative in Best Friend is fictional, however it is inspired by behavior we all at some point or another become privy to; whether it be as an observer or even as a victim. Best Friend quite simply follows the story of a person (written from a male perspective) who has feelings for a girl who is currently in a toxic and abusive relationship with someone else. The story pleads with the girl to understand her worth and realize that she deserves, and can in-fact achieve someone better, and that in this case the protagonist will show her the warranted affection she deserves. The chorus is an anthem about throwing caution to the wind through the playfully harmless offer of solace that is simply “hey it’s the weekend, don’t worry cause I will be your best friend””
Building on recent success
The Dardi Shades have continued on from a relentless live schedule, which has included supports to crowd favorites The Rubens, Bec Sandridge and Hey Geronimo, as well as performing on the main stage at Secret Garden Festival 2019 and as the main support on Yours & Owls ‘Big-top’ show. Recently the band performed at the inaugural ‘A Day on the Hill’ Festival in Gerringong alongside the likes of Kim Churchill, Hein Cooper, The Buoys & The Vanns. On November 30th, the band are set to play the Sydney Beer Fetsival in Centennial Park, Headlined by Art vs. Science.