Indie Daze 4
O2 Forum, London
7th October 2017
The yearly celebration of the golden age of indie continues to bring dividends with the fourth iteration of the Indie Daze festival, corralling together a solid bill of acts that haven’t seen a stage, or shared one this large, in decades.… Read the rest
In her gold converse sneakers and on her second European tour in 6 months, the artist formally known as Haley Bonar, now just plain ‘Haley’, is looking a little like Dorothy discovering a new Oz. After 15 years toiling away recording and touring in relative obscurity, that impossible dream of critical acclaim and recognition is steadily becoming a reality.
Falling somewhere between Angel Olsen and Neko Case in style and sound, Haley has seen her star rise, particularly in this country, starting with 2014’s Last War which for all intent and purpose sounded like someone beginning afresh, adopting a louder, mood heavy and chorus-driven approach, or maybe just “these quiet, folky kinda songs ain’t paying the bills, so let’s turn shit up”.… Read the rest