There’s no pretense to this irresistible 4 piece band, no unrequited fantasy from afar. These are girls having fun. Daddy Issues (Greensboro, NC) comes from myriad influences, all showing their sense of humor and lack of pretension — North Carolina’s own Link Wray, B-movies, the Ramones, tacos, surf rock, and of course, girl groups before them, like the Continental Co-Ets and the Shangri-Las.
Queer feminist undertones coupled with hyperbolic imagery and an irreverent attitude makes Daddy Issues a true punk band. They sing about whatever subject matter they feel like exploring - sea monsters, dreamy nights, going to the mall, lovers, girlfriends, getting laid, and dying young.
Daddy Issues represents the first band for every member, but you wouldn’t know it from their reviews. Jordan Green of Triad City Beat wrote that they “suggested the Velvet Underground stripped of ennui.” Calling the band “a perfect, shining moment of girl-group surf pop,” Stewart Bremner of Product Magazine (UK) also stated that “there’s something here reminiscent of the Vaselines.” Morgan Y. Evans of New Noise Magazine was even more straight-forward: “Clearly, these are rock goddesses.”
Daddy Issues joined EggHunt Records and released "Double Loser" EP in Feb. of 2015. After a hugely successful release and subsequent tours the band decided to disband recently. However, their memory will live on!