‘Pushing Up Daisies’ is the 2nd single from indie band, Handstand Parade’s EP, ‘Who Loves You now’ (produced by Michael Smith of Wolf Alice, Bess Atwell, Kid Wave, Honey Lung, Weird Milk).
Following up on ‘Draped In Gold’, ‘Pushing Up Daisies’ touches on the feelings of “regret, loss, longing and resignation all tied up in a neat Alternative-Pop bow.”
Reading based Handstand Parade, the gentle but big sound of the band, resonates easily and perpetually, with a bop that actually bops; and grooves in that tantric nonchalance that is both casual and suit.
Influence from bands like The Smiths, Joy Division and Nile Rogers the musical disparities garner gainful contradictions, which affords that hint of modernity within the folds of the song. The band members come together and brings an assault of flowery attributions, with iron will rivets of story telling grit.
The band is Shaquille Howe, Josh Ward, Matt De La Harpe, and Andrew Langdon. They make subtleties in hymn, a major win for ‘Pushing up The Daisies’.
See them next @ The Albany in London on January 11th, 2020.