Coventry’s The Last Broadcast Debut with Stirring “Daisy,” a Beautifully Vulnerable Song of Trauma, Forgiveness, & Hope

The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston
The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston
A beautifully cathartic song of trauma, closure, forgiveness, and hope, The Last Broadcast’s debut single “Daisy” glows with heartwarming Britpop as the Coventry newcomers dwell in a space of hindsight, regret, and redemption.
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I’m sorry for naivety – it’s our fault, not yourself…

The thing about history is, it’s already written: There’s no changing who we were or how we acted before, but we can always do better and improve upon who we are in the present. Part of that involves repenting for the past, and that’s exactly what The Last Broadcast do on their debut single. A beautifully cathartic song of trauma, closure, forgiveness, and hope, “Daisy” glows with heartwarming Britpop as the English band dwell in a space of hindsight, regret, and redemption.

Daisy - The Last Broadcast
Daisy – The Last Broadcast
Do they all deserve a second chance, those who
Crush a flower in their palm in youth
Trampled on without a feeling for how
That flower could have blossomed
Into a bleeding heart
Not scared of the dark
silhouettes in the park
Thinking those we love have plans to
Draw us in, a glass of gin
With plans to unpin
The strength of the brightest midnight moon

Independently released February 10, “Daisy” is a stirring introduction to Coventry newcomers The Last Broadcast featuring Birmingham vocalist and alt-pop band DAME’s frontwoman Shannon Farmer. Described from the onset as a “coming of age” project, the duo of frontman Kyle McGurk and drummer Paolo Lombardo builds upon England’s rich pop and alternative music heritage, while diving into the (often dark) depths of human experience.

The pair consider their band a vehicle through which they can “navigate and make sense of the confusing and complicated transitional period of adolescence,” and cite musical influences from the 1990s and 2000s, including John Mayer, The Doves, and The New Radicals, as well as contemporary inspirations like Wolf Alice, Penelope Isles, and Hatchie.



The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston
The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston



The product of intense reflection and a bevy of tender harmonies, “Daisy” is an enviable introduction – one that showcases considerable emotional intelligence as well as a deep understanding of pop and alternative music’s convergence. The Last Broadcast sing a poignant story of being bystanders to a loved one’s trauma, rising in an achingly heartfelt chorus that reckons with their past lack of both understanding and action. “I’m sorry for naivety,” McGurk and Farmer sing together, their voices radiating the narrator’s inner angst and a kind of haunting passion:

Narratives how they mask your truth
Years they make us oh so wise to you
Daisy, I’m sorry we couldn’t agree
I’m sorry for naivety
It’s our fault not yourself
Daisy, how could you foresee
Please don’t blame yourself honey
It’s our fault not yourself

“Creating ‘Daisy’ was an exercise intended to wipe the slate clean: To reflect, express regret, ask for forgiveness and move forward clutching hope,” The Last Broadcast’s Kyle McGurk tells Atwood Magazine.  “It’s an undeniably uplifting and euphoric track that was birthed from a dark chapter in my life. There’s always been that sort of paradox in our music. My drummer Paolo and I have been in projects before, but this is certainly the most vulnerable we’ve been on a record. I think it is important that music conveys vulnerability, especially in times that are still so uncertain. My hope for our music is that it connects with people, and provides comfort in uncertain times. This is how I have always used music personally, and I sincerely hope my music can provide the same for someone.”

“‘Daisy’ encapsulates years of work and refinement, and this process is the only time we have felt that the finished product aligned with our expectations. Previous projects have, eventually, been a source of frustration and disappointment, but we feel like we are in a place personally and creatively where the music can finally thrive. The song features our friend Shannon Farmer, and was produced by the fantastic Ryan Pinson out of RML Studios. The studio was small, and it was a close knit effort. I believe this helped us minimise any flashiness, and really hone in on the track’s vulnerability. In the end we created something we are truly proud of. We believe ‘Daisy’ accurately represents who we are and what we want to say, and provides us with a great foundation to build on.”

The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston
The Last Broadcast © Victoria Dalston



Should I make a cross and place it
Next to
The boy who snatched a lotus by the root
A veil placed above concealing
The truth
The shine of youth snatched from her
Delicate arms
Remaining calm
Drawing circles in my palm
Whispering, she draws me in
Absorbing a million unjust apologies

Unconditional in their honesty as in their delivery, The Last Broadcast dive deep to tap that inner bell of human empathy – and they get their, while flying high on soaring beats and charming melodies. The bleeding heart in “Daisy” is a good kind of ache: It’s the kind of cathartic release one comes back to again and again, just to dwell once more in those depths and feel the wonder of overcoming them. We all carry burdens of some kind – many we’ve been able to leave in the past, others of which we hold with us to this day. If it isn’t instantly relatable, then surely the pain in “Daisy” is universally understood: The Last Broadcast capture, through their vivid imagery and powerfully moving music, the weight of regret and the longing to repent, right their wrong, and make peace with the past.

What kind of man surrenders in defeat
Allowing pain to fall under me
Daisy
I’m sorry we couldn’t agree
I’m sorry for naivety
It’s our fault not yourself
Daisy
How could you foresee
Please don’t blame yourself honey
It’s our fault not yourself

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