Tuesday 6 December 2011

StooShe - Betty Woz Gone

On December 5th the BBC announced the nominees for the BBC Sound of 2012, with the final shortlisted five being announced in early January.  The Gizzle will be reviewing each of the fifteen longlisted nominees leading up to the final announcement.

So let's get the worst out of the way first eh?

StooShe are who X-Factor's Little Mix wish they were.  Imagine three Cher Lloyds rapping and singing in a girl band and you get the idea.  This is the sort of British urban-pop that Tulisa would wet herself over (they even supported N-Dubz on tour).

The frustrating thing is that these three girls (two of which were recruited in a Topshop?!) can actually sing pretty well.  Betty Woz Gone is their debut single, apparently based on a true story of "the life of Betty", a young mother more interested in getting off her face on the "sniff sniff sniffy" than looking after her kids.  Sure, the message of 'say no to drugs or you'll look like a nob' is at least positive, but it just sounds like three young brats mouthing off with some colourful language dressed up in a bubblegum package.  Quite frankly, this is irritating as hell.

My advice?  Don't do drugs, stop swearing, learn some grammar and, most importantly, grow up.