Screaming Ballerinas -“Daydream” Mini Review


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“Daydream” By Screaming Ballerinas

“Daydream” is not the sort of song you’d take to Mc Donald’s then ply with cheap cider in the hope of a drunken fumble, which ultimately would leave you feeling, empty, unfullfilled and a tad remorseful. No, no, this is the sort of song you’d take to the best restaurant in town wherein you would order the finest wines known to humanity, whilst being serenaded by the house violinist, before taking it home to cherish. You would also do well to regularly shower this song with flowers and fine Belgium chocolates, whilst regularly waxing lyrical about the affection you have for it. Yes indeed, this song is a keeper.

Whilst not quite as new wave sounding as previous Screaming Ballerina tracks such as Crucify and Poison, this is a dreamy Blondie/Spectoresque slice of pop which manages to embrace the 60’s and the 80’s in one fell swoop and reveals a mellower, poppier side. Front woman Laura sings her heart out to a tune that is as infectious as the flu in a call centre, (but is obviously a far more pleasant experience) and the Screaming B’s, sound, on this evidence, as tight as Dawn French’s tutu.

“Daydream” illustrates the promise the band have when it all comes together and it aptly demonstrates that Screaming Ballerinas have the potential to pull down pop music’s trousers and spank it’s smug little arse until it apologises for being just a bit crap lately…Just wish they’d release something official now !

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.


  1. I recall Andy telling me that he reckoned Laura had a Blondie type voice.I can see what he means~ really awesome track

  2. heyyy this song daydream is the best of the this awesome band screaming ballerinas , but please i need to know what happen with their name? did they change the name´s bands?

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