Ever so often on this blog, I discover a new artist that gets me really excited about their music. Manchester-born rock band DieKaiDie fit that description. They’ve just release their debut single, channelling influences such as Pom Poko and 100 gecs, and merging genres including dance, punk, shoegaze and hyperpop. It’s called Swiss Army Knife.
By Graeme Smith
The sense of atmosphere in Swiss Army Knife instantly grabs you in its stripped-back intro before you are utterly sucker-punched by its full arrangement when it comes in. The instrumentals are enough to give you goosebumps but the charismatic vocals and poetic lyrics seal the deal. It truly is something special and I can’t wait to see where DieKaiDie go with their sound. They’re definite ones to watch.
DieKaiDie are Matthew Deakin on bass, drum machine and modular synth, Reuben Haycocks on guitar, Paddy Murphy on vocals and guitar, and Emma Kirsch on vocals and keys. Swiss Army Knife was produced and engineered by Matthew Fisher. You can give it a listen below.