When people tell us they were born in 1994, it makes us pull our face into some kind of ugly shape with utter disgust. We've done that right now when listening to 15 year old Daisy Dares You. Just signed to Jive Records, we're letting her get away with her age because it took all of two minutes to get us hooked on her mixture of bouncy, jump around pop and gorgeously bleak synth ballads. Based around about the Stansted area, she's just on the cusp of being a London girl, but hell if BAA can claim Stansted is in London, so can we. We caught up with the newly signed singer for a quick chat - if you like what you read, there's a free MP3 from her at the bottom.
Hello Daisy. Who are you and what are you upto?
I am a singer songwriter, who is in awe of music itself. I'm feeling a bit sick so i'm about to go and watch the notebook
You're from Stansted. What's brilliant and what's totally horrible about it?
Whats brilliant is coming out of London and getting back to my hometown because its amazing when youre super busy, it's a kind of haven to come back to. Terribly horrible? How far away it is.
Is there anything else to do there but watch planes fly off? Sell us your home town! Should we do a day trip?
It depends, there's not much to do, but it's nice and chilled out. There's about half an acre of fields behind my house and I usually just get all my mates over with acoustics and jam in the field, and have a bonfire. But when its summer we all go down the lakes. We have a lot of lakes around here.
What London location has been the most significant in your life so far
High Street Kensington because that's where I signed my record deal.
What's your favourite bit of London? What do you like coming in to do?
I like a lot of London - i love gigs gigs and more gigs, shopping and eating in london. A favorite at the moment is the Hummingbird Bakery, on Portobello Road for a cake and a cup of Earl Grey.
Give us your most awesome reason for why we should check you out rather than every other new artist out here?
Well, because I have been doing this for fun. I never had a plan, so everything has been very natural and organic. I've always played instruments and it runs through the family. My dad was in a band, my mum was funnily enough signed to Sony like 20 years ago as a solo artist, my nans and great nans are amazingly talented pianists. Music has always been a big part of life for us. I'm writing, I'm getting creative - i love music, and fortunately I have the opportunity to share my music with other people.
What's your favourite London venue and why?
It was the London Astoria, mainly because I've seen a lot of my favorite bands there. It's cool and the sound is dope,
What other music is on your iPod that we should be checking out?
At the moment I'm loving Late of the Pier, Friendly Fires' new album, The Veils, Interpol, Foals, Wavves, White Denim, Magic Magic, Droppers Knick, Esser, Josh Weller, The Stranglers, White Lies and Crystal Castles remixes!
And finally what's your London secret?
Well I'm not a london girl, but i do love Kingly Court