Australian supergroup The Dead Daisies’ debut album has been an immediate success on the ARIA chart with the self-titled album entering the Australian Artist chart at number 13.
Ironically the album would have debuted at number 9 had it not been for Jon Stevens’ one-time band INXS. INXS flooded the album chart this week with four titles of the back of their TV docudrama.
‘The Dead Daisies’ album was released independently in Australia on February 7 and available through JB Hi-Fi.
Since the release The Dead Daisies have been touring Australia as part of A Day On The Green and are currently also performing their own intimate pub shows. On Sunday night The Dead Daises played at the iconic Melbourne venue The Espy in St Kilda debuting new songs recorded only last week in Sydney.
The Espy show generated a capacity crowd with the band treating the audience to something old, something new, something borrowed and the occasional blues.
The Dead Daisies Espy setlist
It’s Gonna Take Time (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Evil (Cactus cover)
Washington (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Man Overboard (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Miles In Front Of Me (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Your Karma (new song)
Hush (Joe South/ Deep Purple cover)
Yesterday (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Bible Row (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
All Right Now (Free cover)
Fly (from Planes soundtrack, 2013)
Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer cover)
Angel In Your Eyes (new song)
Face I Love (new song)
Lock N Load (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Writing On The Wall (from The Dead Daisies, 2014)
Stay With Me (Faces cover)
Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
“I thought the show at the Espy was the best yet. It’s so great to see the band being greeted so enthusiastically. People are singing along to all of the songs (even the brand new ones!). The response has been a little overwhelming. Hard to believe this is all coming together so quickly,” guitarist Richard Fortus said.
The Dead Daisies influences lay deep in classic rock. The set finished with a double dose of The Faces classic ‘Stay With Me’ and The Beatles ‘Helter Skelter’ merged with a little Led Zep. Rick Derringer’s ‘Hoochie Koo’, Free’s ‘All Right Now’, Joe South’s ‘Hush’ and Cactus ‘Evil’ also pay homage to the band’s heroes.
The Dead Daisies formed in 2013 when Jon Stevens (Noiseworks) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix) recruited an all-star international line-up featuring Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed of Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy’s Marco Mendoza and currently The Cult drummer John Tempesta.
In December 2013 The Dead Daises has also featured stand-in bass player Darryl Jones for a tour of the UK.
The band has also toured Australia with Aerosmith and the USA with Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction.
The Dead Daisies upcoming shows can be found at thedeaddaisies.com
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