Following a year that took in a much acclaimed performance at Rob da Bank's Bestival, and saw the boys perform everywhere from Hard Rock Calling to Nick Mason (of Pink Floyd's) Ferrari Hangar and the Houses of Parliament; Daytona Lights wrapped up 2012 supporting Madness before heading back into the studio to work on their forthcoming EP.
'Midnight Beach' is a funky, infectious earworm that recalls some of the finest moments of indie-pop from the past 20 years. The band's melodic, harmony drenched song-writing is crystallised perfectly in this, the latest single from the ambitious groove-pop London five piece, set to be released March 25th.
Drawing passing nods to Aztec Camera, Dexys Midnight Runners and The Beach Boys, whilst bringing their unique modern twist to the 80s melody, Daytona Lights craft spacious grooves and lyrics that last. The boys have garnered airplay and live sessions on Radio 1, Radio 2, XFM and BBC6 Music, and also featured in Blackberry and Olympus advertisement campaigns.
They worked closely with legendary producer, Steve Levine (The Beach Boys, The Clash, Culture Club), on their debut record This Modern Landscape; for which they won Best Album at the Download Music Awards 2012, and received support from the likes of John Kennedy, Huw Stephens and Boy George.
Daytona Lights will be touring their new EP following its release on April 8th 2013.
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.
An album re-release, a new song and a documentary mark the singer's legacy this year.
The actor plays the titular hero in the forthcoming adaptation.