LIVE REPORTRED MARQUEE7/27 SAT
Rock band shows no growing pains
DYGL, a stylized moniker for “Day Glow” performed under the Red Marquee sheltering them and their fans from the heavy rains outside.
Though they seem to have grown a lot a band, as well as gained a larger following in the past couple years, the performance felt very familiar. One reason for this is that they performed on this exact stage only two years prior, their afternoon set this time around echoing their 2017 one.
Since that performance they have released another album and seem to have picked up a load more confidence playing live, and the set felt tighter and with less rough edges as I had witnessed before.
The band have often been compared to such young Japanese rock outfits as Never Young Beach (who also appear this year at Fujirock) and Yogee New Waves, DYGL seems to be working hard to find ways to set themselves apart from their contemporaries and their performance this time showed the band putting forth the more hard edged sound that is found on their most recent album “Songs of Innocence & Experience”.
Spreading their efforts across past and recent albums, they managed to run through fan-favorites “Waste of Time” and “Come Together” and proved to Fujirock audiences that they continue to grow as a band during their two-year gap from the Red Marquee in 2017.
Hard To Love
Let It Sway
Spit It Out
Boys On TV
An Ordinary Love
A Paper Dream
As She Knows
Waste of Time
Don’t You Wanna Dance In This Heaven?
Don’t Know Where It Is