With all the excitement of this weeks BBC Sound Of 2010 Top 5 being revealed (well, we are excited anyway) we thought it was time to throw up (and we use those last two words with reason) one of the nominations on the long list; the new Daisy Dares You single Number One Enemy, which also for probably quite commercial reasons, features Chipmunk.
Now let’s get this straight. We normally only bring new artists that we like to these pages, but as a warped internet version of a public service we feel that very occasionally we have to put out a warning. We did it before here. So be alert for Daisy Dares You. Her music displays the inevitable yet dispiriting lack of originality that is sometimes brought to you by major record labels. Daisy Dares You is a homogenised repackaged version of teen blandness. The look ? Duffy meets Pixie Lott. The sound ? Avril Lavigne meets Pink, all watered down for the kids. With auto-tune.
However, we also want to be positive, so for good measure we will point out that this video has its moments of interest. First we quite like the fact that Daisy gets trapped by a huge cup cake. She’ll have to eat her way out of that one. You can see it best at around 1.54. Then for anyone in the UK who has been to Latitude Festival, it seems that Daisy is looking after the coloured sheep for winter at around 2.18. So that’s where they go when they’re not gallivanting in a field in Suffolk. Then not so much of interest, but of annoyance, is a second later at 2.19 when Chipmunk does that silly ‘C’ symbol with his hand. Mind you, that is probably why Arctic Monkeys last album wasn’t very good. They haven’t got an ‘A’ and ‘M’ symbol. Maybe.
Anyway, Daisy should think herself lucky she was only crushed by a cup cake. If it had been a Christmas pudding she’d be stuck there forever; a just punishment for this crime against pop. She may only be sixteen, but this is no excuse. With this song she is our new number one enemy indeed. Fail.
Normal quality music be it pop, dance, folk, indie or something else resumes tomorrow.