Following on from the release and success of Copycat in October 2020 which entered the iTunes charts at number 50, in total has had 80+ radio plays worldwide, numerous write ups and mentions in the UK music press, Daz Cadwallander then recorded his second single named Dream Of Yesterday. Upon release on 1st March 2021 Dream Of Yesterday went straight into the Singer / Songwriter charts at number three and surpassed all milestones which his first single had reached. Fast forward to the fourth September 2021, releasing On Mind Myas his first single with a full band behind him, the track went straight into number one on the iTunes Rock Chart and reached 42 in the top 100 chart for all genres iTunes charts.
He has played gigs at the likes of the O2 Academy Sheffield, TRAMLINES festival and supported the likes of Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets. BBC RADIO Sheffield have taken a shine to Daz and his tracks, supporting his new releases as well as having him appear as a special guest on multiple shows and live interviews. They have tipped him for big things in 2022!
The goal is to maintain this and take things to the next stage with his music career, with the highly anticipated release of this new single Brother, an uplifting, guitar-driven indie rock song with an unforgettable melody and hooks, Brother is set to be the soundtrack to Summer!
How was the build up to your new single Brother?
The buzz around BROTHER before the release was excellent. Having people such as John Fendley that presents Soccer AM vibing with the track and adding it to the Soccer AM playlist, amongst many Radio DJ’s and other people in the world’s eye interested in the song.
Was the process of making the single as challenging as you thought?
I wrote the song at an emotional time and due to how smooth the song writing was, I went into the studio with Myles Henderson who produces my tracks and had finished it within 3 hours
How much pressure is there with your debut single in trying to craft something that best represents you?
I try to not put too much pressure on me and the band. We believe in the music and we hope our fans like what we are putting out there and so far so good.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
Energising, relatable, real.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
At this present moment probably Sam Fender and Paolo Nutini, both releasing unbelievable new albums.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Tom Robinson, Radio 6. Focus on your craft and how to become a great songwriter. Fans buy into your songs, not your status.
Are there plans for more new music, possibly an album this year?
There is indeed. I am in the studio this week working on a new track. Something completely different to before, a stripped back number to finish off the year. Bringing all the big hitters out early next year.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
In short, yes. Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London.
What’s next for Daz Cadwallander?
Play some big supports at big venues in the lead up to our biggest headline show to date next year at the famous Leadmill venue in Sheffield.
Interview By Rob Lyon