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Preview: Underage Festival 2010

 
By on Thursday, 8th April 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Remember when you were sixteen, and the super coolest indie troupe were playing at the super coolest local venue, but hey, you weren’t allowed in, no Sirey, as you, little one, were under the age of 18. Argh, the mass of frustration which followed. Why must tiny digits disallow someone from seeing brilliant music live? Well that’s exactly what Underage Festival thought. And alas, they have flicked their finger to the whole ‘Over 18 only’ cliché, and started an event which is for young ones, and young ones only!

Yes, you are only permitted through the gate of Underage Festival, which takes place in Victoria Park, London, if you are 18 and under. The festival aims to provide an awesome event for those who might not have access to the general gig laden with age restrictions. No alcohol is permitted on the site, and the website even has a section devoted to parents, but despite it’s clean cut ways, each year proves to be a completely and utterly rad party with a fantastic line up to boot.

2010 is no different. Already confirmed to be playing the gig on Sunday 1st August include M.I.A, Ellie Goulding (pcitured right), Daisy Dares You, Chapel Club, Egyptian Hip Hop, New Young Pony Club, Los Campesinos!, Lightspeed Champion, Hadouken!, General Fiasco, Stornoway and Tinchy Stryder.

Kinda cooler than the er, school concert huh?

Tickets for the event are a mere £29.50, so if you’re 18 and under and dig the sound of Underage, why not grab one now? I won’t deny it, I am quite jealous. Damn youngsters!

 

Interview: Daisy Dares You

 
By on Monday, 18th January 2010 at 3:00 pm
 

2010’s already shaping up to be a pretty amazing year for Daisy Coburn, otherwise known as Daisy Dares You. She’s just been longlisted for the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, and has her album coming out as well as a tour with Chipmunk, amongst other fantastic goings-on. Think La Roux sassy and Lily Allen fun and you’re halfway towards Daisy’s sound. Over the weekend we sat down to get her take on things…

Hello Daisy. What are you up to today?

Hello. I’m doing a photoshoot with this great photographer Robert Erdmann. He’s shot Beyonce and all these amazing people so I’m dolled up and very excited!

It’s that time of the year when everyone looks back at the year that’s been and the year that’s coming up. What has been your highlight of 2009? What about your lowlight? Likewise, what are you most excited about for 2010?

My highlight was probably getting signed. It all happened so quickly that it was a bit of a blur but really exciting. Lowlight was rushing around everywhere since it gets pretty tiring. In 2010, im just really excited about releasing my album and getting started.

What music / artists are you really excited to be hearing in 2010? What sort of stuff are you enjoying listening to at the moment?

I like Marina and the Diamonds and the Drums for new stuff. But im really excited about the new Courtney Love / Hole record.

How do you like to describe your music? I’ve been reading so many descriptions of your music and comparisons (from Avril Lavigne to Alex Roots and Britney Spears) I’d love to know what you think your music sounds like / who you’d compare your sound to.

I hate all the comparisons so much, although I know that’s just how it works. I cant bear being compared to pixie lott, just because we’re blonde. But I guess I have this year to prove people how different we are.

I know you’ve only done a few gigs so far, but what’s been your favourite? Before you go on stage do you have any weird and wonderful rituals?

I played the Twilight launch, which was great because it was the first time I had such a big sound system. But I quite like the smaller gigs and just enjoying myself on stage. Being on stage is the most important thing to me and what I enjoy most out of everything. I don’t have any particular rituals though.

What would be a cool location you’d like to do a gig at?

Hmm. Would be nice to do one in the field behind my house where we filmed the video for Number One Enemy.

Finally, what TV, films and books are you really enjoying at the moment?

Im reading a Morrissey biography and also a book about haunted houses. Im really interested in ghosts and stuff like that.

MP3: Daisy Dares You – Daisy Dares You

 

Mencap Little Noise Sessions / November 2009

 
By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 3:50 pm
 

Following on from the amazing lineups of the past two years, the Mencap Little Noise sessions are back again this November to raise more money for the mental disability charity.

The lineup is almost complete, with a string of pretty amazing performances scheduled. Personally, I’m most excited about Editors day, along with the pop-tastic Alexandra Burke, Mika and Newton Faulkner days – all of the shows have great talent and with the promise of special guests, I say you should hop on down to Union Chapel to check out some great music. Head on over to the Little Noise Sessions website for more answers to your questions.

The artists so far announced include:

Monday 16th November
Editors
The Maccabees
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything

Tuesday 17th November
Alexandra Burke
Alphabeat
Marina and the Diamonds
VV Brown

Wednesday 18th November
Mika
Paloma Faith
Alex Gardner
Daisy Dares You

Thursday 19th November
Richard Hawley
I Blame Coco

Friday 20th November
Lostprophets
The Blackout
Egyptian Hip Hop

Saturday 21st November
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder
Chipmunk

Sunday 22nd November
Florence and the Machine
Golden Silvers
Erik Hassle
Ellie Goulding

Monday 23rd November
David Gray
The Low Anthem
Lisa Mitchell

Tuesday 24th November
Newton Faulkner
Scouting for Girls
Little Comets
Stornoway

 

Album Preview: Daisy Dares You

 
By on Thursday, 29th October 2009 at 1:42 pm
 

Daisy Dares YouHere at TGTF we tend to write about what we feel passionate about, rather than what is seen to be “cool”. If it has a good tune, or makes us feel something we write about it.

That’s exactly the case with Daisy Dares You. We first introduced her back in May. It’s pure and simple great pop – Think La Roux sassy and Lily Allen fun and you’re halfway there. It’s like Girls Aloud in one person. Excitable? Us? Never (!). We were fortunate enough to be given a quick sneak peak of her debut self-titled album the other day – and it’s pretty amazing.

“Rosie” sounds like a great Avril Lavigne track fronted by someone a million times more intelligent – the sort of track that Disney would love to have on High School Musical if it didn’t have so many synths and exhaust the audience after about 10 seconds. “Who Will Buy” shows some of the punchiness that made me fall in love with Daisy – only 2 1/2 minutes long, but it’s completely absent of filler.

“Stuck and Still” is the first of two slower tracks. Showing off Daisy’s fragile voice whilst a gentle heartbeat pulses in the background. “Next Few Minutes” brings the pace up a bit, but is still an end of the night sort of tune, wandering back home with the sun slowly coming up.

I’m not 100% sure when this album will be coming out, but don’t be surprised if you hear it all over Radio 1 andyour local version of Heart before too long…

MP3: Daisy Dares You – Daisy Dares You

 

MP3 of the Day #65: Daisy Dares You

 
By on Friday, 5th June 2009 at 10:00 am
 

After introducing Daisy Dares You the other week, their people got in touch with our people and fired us over a great MP3 that you can share and enjoy all summer.

Not familiar with Daisy Dares You? Think La Roux sassy and Lily Allen fun and you’re halfway there. The sickening thing? She’s only 15.

On that note, download and enjoy below:

MP3: Daisy Dares You – Daisy Dares You

 

Bands to Watch #114: Daisy Dares You

 
By on Tuesday, 26th May 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Daisy Dares YouOkay, so as many of you readers have been around for a while will know, I have no hard-and-fast music policy here at TGTF. Therefore, please welcome your new favourite guilty pleasure of 2009, Daisy Dares You. Think of an English Avril Lavigne, a poppier Good Natured (introduced here), or just a one person Girls Aloud and you’ll be halfway there.

At only 15 years old, she’s already bagged herself a Guardian New Band of the Day piece, and a tonne of “people in the know” have been scrambling for the bragging rights of having signed her. Electro pop perfection, everyone has been raving about “Number One Enemy”, however personally I love “Talk About The Weather” – a wonderfully complete sounding potential radio smash. Working with collaborator Matthew Marston, Daisy Coburn may only have four tracks on her MySpace page, but from the catchy, Avril Lavigne styled anthemic “Number One Enemy”, to the introspective “Next Few Minutes” they’re all sounding pretty immense already.

It’s the sort of stuff you can imagine crazy amounts of people (and radio stuff) going crazy over at the moment – it’s La Roux sassy, Lily Allen fun and Kate Nash simple – what more could you possibly want from some pop? Definately one to watch over the coming months.

You can get a free MP3 track by signing up to her mailing list over here – go go go!

 
 
 

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