For those of you who haven’t seen 16 year old Essex girl Daisy Coburn, A.K.A. ‘Daisy Dares You’, popping up from all corners of mainstream media in the past few weeks, she is essentially a fat cat record label’s wet dream - she’s a blonde babe making marketable pop music that is certain to be on every pink iPod Nano across the country over the coming months.

I had a chat with her in her rural Great Dunmow kitchen while her little brother Danny gurned in her face.

So Daisy, how are you feeling about your upcoming tour with Chipmunk?
Excited! I reckon people are gonna be pretty surprised. We’re flipping the recordings on their head – it’s gonna be a much heavier rockier sound.

With your ‘heavier’ sound in mind, aren’t you finding the prospect of an army of screaming teenage girls accustomed to playing tinny RnB on their mobile phones daunting?
I think it’ll be alright, essentially we both make pop music. It’s a risk we’re gonna have to take to get the music out to a wider audience. We’re definitely looking forward to playing bigger venues with better sound systems though. The last time we played through a MASSIVE sound system was at the Twilight New Moon launch event.

How was that?
The sound was great, the show was fun, the event was BORING. We did watch some porn with The Magic Numbers though. And the world’s smallest penis competition. They were loving it.

Thanks for burning the image of The Magic Numbers ‘loving it’ into my mind forever. Ideally, how would you like your music to be perceived?
I don’t want it to be throwaway. I don’t wanna be next year’s Katy Perry or Avril Lavigne. I don’t listen to those people, they totally bore me – they’re not real people. I put a lot of work into this and I’ve always written my own stuff since I was about 12. My dad used to play in a Britpop band called Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dog’s Dead so he taught me to play guitar when I was like, 10.

Okay, so if you’re not into your supposed ‘contemporaries’ what DO you listen to?
Courtney Love, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dead Weather, The Big Pink…

Didn’t you steal your name off that 90’s deaf kid’s TV show ZZZap! ? Isn’t that essentially pilfering from disabled people? Can’t CITV sue you for that?
I never watched it! The name came from a conversation with my godmother. My label did some legal shit so it’s all cool now.

Wow. ‘Some legal shit’. That sounds pretty dark. You make Sony RCA sound like the Gestapo. What are you gonna do if pop stardom goes down the shitter?
I’m really into cooking. If it all fails I wanna be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, slaughtering and cooking my own animals. He’s such a hero.