TOTD: London’s DAZE release VHS style video for their latest single ‘Big’
London based 4-piece DAZE have released the visuals for their current single ‘Big’, the new video is very retro and heart-warming, with a VHS style. The release of the video follows on from the band’s headline show at Sebright Arms and appearance at Camden Rocks All-Dayer back in February.
DAZE front-man Sam Hong explains “Our video to ‘Big’ is Tom Hanks inspired, we didn’t want a cliche indie music video and wanted to have fun on it, so we decided to parody Forrest Gump, Big, Toy Story, Captin Philips & Saving Private Ryan. Our dream is to have him watch the video!”
Formed on the skate parks of North London, DAZE began when childhood friends and guitarists Sam Hong and Luke Mayer resolved to form a band that combined their shared love of the cavernous reverb of shoegaze, and the lo-fi punch of classic indie rock. DAZE quickly went about recruiting like-minded musicians, to complete their line-up and refine their sound, and soon found bassist Santino DeLauri at the bar of their local pub, followed shortly by drummer Oliver Brenner.
With a full band in place and their performances honed by a rigorous routine of practice and gigging, DAZE propelled themselves into shows at esteemed London venues including Camden Assembly, Dingwalls, and Birthdays. The band quickly found themselves branching out across the country, making their first appearance in Manchester, and following soon after with their inaugural show at Brighton’s acclaimed Alternative Escape Festival.
Check out the video to ‘Big’ below: