Single review: Animal Lover – Daisy Victoria

Single review: Animal Lover – Daisy Victoria

Daisy Victoria Animal Lover

‘Animal Lover’ is the saucily titled lead track from Suffolk songstress Daisy Victoria‘s forthcoming EP, recorded with producer Dan Austin (Pixies). However, the animal lover in question is actually a man whose house doubles as a menagerie.

“Capuchin monkeys sleeping across his only bed,” Victoria sings with a theatrical Kate Bush-esque flourish. And there’s more than a hint of Justin Hawkins and The Darkness thrown in on the catchy, post-chorus, as she moves into full head voice territory.

Backing up this all-out vocal delivery is a soundtrack of driving drums and scuzzy guitars, with single note riffs recalling the Manics. It’s a noticeably rockier and upbeat sound than the dark, 80s new wave tones of debut EP Heart of Beef, released in 2014.

All in all, it’s a delightfully zany sonic experience straight from the Suffolk woods.

11 is louder than 10 verdict

11 – Sonic boom
10 – Planet rock
9 – Headbanging
8 – Turn it up
7 – Rocking
6 – Foot tapping
5 – Worth a listen
4 – Background music
3 – Turn it down
2 – Earache
1 – Turn it off
0 – Ear bleeding

The ‘Animal Lover’ EP is out 19 August 2016.