“The Daisy” By Ross From Friends

"The Daisy" by Ross From Friends is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the UK artist's forthcoming release Tread
Ross From Friends photo by Fabrice Bougelle

Ross From Friends—AKA British producer Felix Clary Weatherall, is back with his new single “The Daisy.” The track is off his album Tread, due out on October 22, 2021 via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. Tread follows his LP Family Portrait, which was dedicated to and inspired in part by his parents and sister respectively.

At the same time as writing Tread there were also huge shifts taking place in the world outside of music. Finding himself confined over lockdown to a small stretch of the Old Kent Road in London—an area between his studio and his house that he would traverse each day—Felix discovered this was the same neighbourhood in which his Nan had worked in a sweet shop many years before, and where his Dad had attended various parties and squats in his heyday. As he wrote the record, he spent a lot of time reflecting on his own life around this area: the parties he’d go to, different friends, relationships, houses he’s lived in and made tunes in. “In my mind it chronologically tied itself to the tunes I was listening to across that period too,” he explains. “How things have changed over the past 10 years in South London can be mapped with the type of music I was listening to throughout various stages of living here. I’ve basically honoured all of these musical touchstones across the album, thinking about how those memories and the tunes attached have been etched into a permanent chronology that’s completely personal to me.”

This new way of working alongside Felix’s inner reflections are inextricably intertwined. “I’ve amassed all of these memories from a time spent just messing around in South London, as with ‘Thresho’, I’ve amassed all of these recordings from sitting around and experimenting musically,” he says. “’Tread’ refers to the marks that I’ve been permanently leaving, both in my memories and throughout the process using ‘Thresho’”.

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Tour Dates

28-08-2021 LOST VILLAGE NORTON DISNEY UK
29-08-2021 FIELD DAY LONDON UK
08-10-2021 HOPE WORKS SHEFFIELD SHEFFIELD UK
09-10-2021 BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL LEEDS UK
16-10-2021 ULSTER SPORTS CLUB BELFAST UK
29-10-2021 KOMPASS (DJ SET) GHENT BE
03-11-2021 AERONEF LILLE FR
04-11-2021 TRABENDO PARIS FR
05-11-2021 LE SUCRE LYON FR
06-11-2021 MUTATIONS FESTIVAL BRIGHTON UK
11-11-2021 24 KITCHEN ST LIVERPOOL UK
12-11-2021 THE CROSSING BIRMINGHAM UK
02-12-2021 KOMEDIA BATH UK
03-12-2021 O2 ACADEMY OXFORD UK
18-12-2021 BRAINDANCE AT AB BRUXELLES BE
22-01-2022 BUTTON FACTORY DUBLIN IE
26-01-2022 GLORIA COLOGNE DE
27-01-2022 FESTSAAL BERLIN DE
28-01-2022 SWG3 GLASGOW UK
29-01-2022 ELECTRIC BRIXTON LONDON UK
10-02-2022 VEGA COPENHAGEN DK
11-02-2022 JAEGER OSLO NO
12-02-2022 GRELLE FORELLE VIENNA AT
18-02-2022 BOILER SHOP NEWCASTLE UK
19-02-2022 TRINITY BRISTOL UK
26-02-2022 ACADEMY 2 MANCHESTER UK
30-03-2022 MELKWEG AMSTERDAM NL
31-03-2022 BIRD ROTTERDAM NL
01-04-2022 DOORNROOSJE NIJMEGEN NL

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