The Day are Laura Loeters from Utrecht/Netherlands and Hamburg/Germany based Gregor Sonnenberg. Since meeting at ‘Hogeschool voor de kunsten’ in Arnhem the two keep reconciling distances, differences and always new musical approaches and perspectives.
The Day is where whimsical Dream Pop meets a DIY ethos learned from hardcore, which allows for Lo-Fi moments in production. A sparse, springy and rapturous dynamic alternates with a wildly imaginative dream-pop harmony, rock and synths create just as inspiring contrasts as great sound bursts and refreshing, reduced postpunk references. This is continued in the songs by themes that connect and contrast the private and the political as often as possible. In addition, the music expresses utopia as well as melancholy in its escapism and thus refuses to be interpreted in an overly fixed way. The Day is most of all an international long- distance constellation meeting an almost celebratory pan-European idea of unification (which sadly can’t be emphasized too often in recent months).
On stage The Day is a real 3-piece live band: drums, bass, guitar. The warm exciting guitar layers might be reminiscent of bands like Explosions in the Sky. The chorussy bass guitar playing of Laura adds this strong shoegaze edge topped by her lush vocals drowned in reverb giving The Day its dream pop sound.
They have released two EPs by themselves, were constantly on the road, supported acts live like Kate Tempest, Oh Wonder and been on tour with Turnover. In addition the two continue to work on creating their own version of introvert, melancholic pop music. The songs of The Day are intimate without being intruding, and speaking with inner calmness. Their first full-length LP „Midnight Parade“ has been released on Berlin-based indie label Sinnbus since January 18 2019.