Galway rockers D-Day originally came together when brothers Darragh and Keith Whyte decided to team up with childhood friends Chris Breslin and Cathal Sweeney to enliven audiences on their local live scene. In the four years since, they’ve toured all around Ireland, lighting up the stage at the likes of Monroe’s Live, Fibber Magee’s and Róisín Dubh as well as serving as support for industry icons Thin Lizzy at the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race Festival.
Most recently though, they launched their latest single at The Loft alongside Sam Geraghty and Conman on October 14th. Entitled “Misunderstood”, the invigorating four minute anthem opens with a warm riff which arrests ahead of the fantastically vibrant vocals of the verse. The instrumentation remains rapid and rousing underneath the remarkably resonant refrain on the way to a spectacularly spirited chorus that oozes oodles of energy and enthusiasm.
A volley of vigorous guitars follows from here to bridge the gap to the next thrilling stanza, during which another heartfelt harmony rivets across a collection of captivating musical motifs. It all darts determinedly in the direction of a display of irresistibly absorbing riffs and percussion before a mellow melodic breakdown takes over to set the scene for a stirring instrumental finish.
D-Day have delivered a delightfully optimistic endeavour here that keeps consistently characterful and compelling as it unfolds. Its slick synthesis of sanguine singing and mirthful music makes it ideally suited to infiltrating the mainstream. You can find the foursome performing the track live at The Grand Social in Dublin on November 10th, but in the meantime, “Misunderstood” is available for download from iTunes now.