Exploring the Musical Landscape of Bad Daisy Cult – From Raw Emotion to Wild Parties, the Band's Unique Sound Leaves an Indelible Mark
Bad Daisy Cult ©️ 2023
Today We Have The Pleasure To Have This Great Artist Here On Goathead!
GH: Hey guys! Welcome here! What inspired you to start writing music?
Bad Daisy Cult: We started writing music for a sense of belonging to something. No matter how much change occurred in life, it seemed music was always a constant. Also, the aspect of creating something always fascinated us. I personally always felt different compared to everyone else around me, like I couldn’t relate to anyone. I also admired the old cynical guys that were like “this is all pointless, we're going to die,” which is very soul-crushing and hopeless but comedically very funny. So, the idea of Bad Daisy Cult is to be the band that tries to crush all your hope, but in a cool way. I like to envision us as the bearer of bad news like if everyone is happy at the bar celebrating life, we want to be the band that goes “This song is about pain and suffering 1, 2, 3…hit it boys.” For me, the idea of a band coming and singing songs about hard stuff is the most rewarding thing because everyone likes to feel good but everyone can always relate to feeling down.
GH: Can you tell us more about your experience performing live at gigs and what was the most memorable experience you had?
Bad Daisy Cult: The most memorable gig we had was at the Music Box in San Diego. We just released our second EP “Fine Motor Control” and went to the Music Box to play it for the first time. The crowd was amazing, and it felt like just a wild party. Wesley, our bassist at the time, stripped all the way down to his underwear, and I tried to crowd surf. Playing live, in itself, is the fun part; it's like we're coming in and, in a way, preaching. I always feel like it is a party but unlike a party, it is moving somewhere with direction and purpose, the crowd is all united, and it’s like a musical journey. Playing live also feels like a battleground; we like to expand and explore the songs more and really feed off the energy that the crowd gives while trying to win them over.
GH: How is your process of songwriting and making music set around?
Bad Daisy Cult: Well, I tend to write music in spurts when I get a spark of inspiration. The music of Bad Daisy Cult, I view as more of a set of songs that all work together and not just singles. The hardest part in the process is trying to make all the different musical genres that influence me all cohesively fit together. On our latest self-titled release “Bad Daisy Cult,” I think we really hit the nail on the head with the dynamics and sifting between powerful and sincere moments. The idea was to flow seamlessly from highs to lows and back again. I also tend to think when you bring the songs to a lower point emotionally that makes the peaks much more powerful because we had to fight to get back up there instead of just staying at the top.
GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?
Bad Daisy Cult: Writing music almost feels like a necessity, If I’m not working on writing music or playing live, I don’t feel right. The motivation behind it is a need to express what I think or saw happen in the world. When I’m creating music, it feels like a reassurance of my life or a release from living for a few minutes. There are so many unexplainable things in life; to play music almost feels like an altar to bring those troubles and say, “this is what I found, I can’t explain it, but I can write a song about it.” It helps me get through it all.
GH: Could you share some insights into your next projects?
Bad Daisy Cult: Definitely! We’re working on putting together a new album. We’re going to continue building the sound while progressing forward. I’m personally excited with how it’s all coming together.