Daisy marks Oxford-based musician Luke Allmond’s third and most sombre project. Currently gaining momentum in the Oxfordshire area, the first EP Murder Porn gives a tantalising taste of, what I hope, is the mere tip of the iceberg.

The EP starts with, ‘you don’t have to go’, a deep and dreamy guitar intro gives the track an early nineties Smashing Pumpkins feel. The American indie rock influences don’t stop there, the lyricism is a specific yet relatable tale of woe liken to that of The Front Bottoms or Modern Baseball. Daisy’s words sit atop the instrumentation, gently merging with the guitar as the song progresses into its heartfelt end crescendo with the emotional weight of any good Pixies song. While it gathers a lot of styling from the states; the song is ultimately British in its presentation with Daisy’s voice embodying his Oxford roots.

The amalgamation of soft intros and loud outros has been a motif of Allmond throughout his career. However, whether through cleaner production or maturity, the transition between these moods has never been smoother. The songs flow like stories full of intimacy, sorrow and anger portrayed in equal measure for a delightful listen. With only two songs on the EP it’ll have you screaming for more and hopefully we will see more as there’s plenty of opportunity here.

Overall Murder Porn is an electric start for both Daisy and the new year.