Originating from New Zealand, their combination of fierce independence, psychedelic summery bangers and calculated online identity has earned them a nomination for best single at New Zealand’s Rolling Stone Awards, earning the band over 64 million streams on Spotify alone.

Comprised of three brothers – Jayden, Jonny, and Jessie – along with friends Rick and Cody, the band has gained recognition for their captivating, dreamy psychedelic soundscapes, enchanting audiences across Oceania. Now, they’re gearing up to share their mesmerizing summer anthems with the world.

1. For someone that is yet to discover Daily J how would you describe your music?

We’re a chill indie/rock band from NZ. We grew up coastal, so our music is laid back full of little catchy guitar riffs, sweet vocals & heartfelt lyrics. Ohh and some sexy saxophone on occasion

2. What inspired you as an artist?

We grew up around music, whether it was mum singing and playing piano or muso friends passing through. Seeing people that we admired express themselves through music inspired us.

3. What is your process for preparing to perform live? Do you have any Diva demands?

We’re far from divas! We normally like to sit backstage and have a beer and try to distract each other from pre-show jitters as much as possible.

4. Where do you feel you fit into the music landscape?

We love bands like Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala & Kings of Leon. We’re influenced by them but feel we have our own story to tell. Sonically we’re in the same realm but bring our own flavour & flare to the table.

5. What are your favourite musical genres, and are there any you dislike?

Indie rock, Psych rock, pop, hip-hop – to name a few.. Only thing we’re not huge fans of is DnB. But we’d probably get around it at 3am

6. Where did the name come from?

Before we met Rick, we were just three brothers making music & our names begin with J. We get straight to the point down here in NZ lol. Unfortunately for Rick we’ve had to change his name to Jick

7. What would you say is your greatest strength as an Artist?

We’re really good at making honest music that we love! Staying true to ourselves rather than conforming with the times and what’s popular.

8. What would you say is your greatest weakness as an Artist?

We struggle to keep up with Instagram & TikTok. Creating content doesn’t come easy to us. We would much rather be in the studio or on the road! Call us old fashioned.

9. What can fans expect from your new single “Happy Slides”?

Classic DJ heartfelt lyrics, Catchy guitar licks & a ‘cruisy’ crack open a beer & layback in the sun kinda vibe.

10. What music artist would you say has influenced your work?

Touched a little bit on this before. But lately we’ve been loving Men I trust, Crumb, Foster the people. A real mix.

11. Who would you most like to collaborate with artistically?

This is an easy one! Would have to be Kevin Parker, we love his writing & production. Also, he seems like a lovely & relaxed kinda guy. I think we’d get along

12. What was your worst performance?

We played for a university dorm’s end of year party ages ago. It was held in some dingy hall out in the country, they kept requesting covers which we denied so they left us out there with no wheels. We ended up hitchhiking back to town with our instruments and amps. Lol.

13. What was the most difficult obstacle you have ever faced and how did you overcome it?

Trying to make ends meet while fully committing to the band has always been a challenge. Long days on the tools takes it out of yah, often leaving nothing left in the tank for rehearsals & song writing. We’re lucky that all the hard work is starting to pay off.

14. What is your creative process when making music? Do you work with others or is there just you?

We experimented a bit with Slush Honey, Jay went over to Aussie for a writing trip & collabed with some amazing artists & songwriters. But typically, it starts together as a band in our humble studio here in Auckland NZ. Normally over a cold beer

15. Where do you see your musical career in 10 years?

Touring the world, sharing some amazing experiences as a band and with our fans. We’d probably be knee deep recording our 10th album all going well!