Artist: Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Track: We Are Rock Stars
Rating: * * * *
There’s something a little bit Daft Punk about Does It Offend You, Yeah?, although their slightly rougher edge reminds you that this is music made by four guys from Reading rather than French men dressed as robots. ‘We Are Rock Stars’, like previous singles, ‘Weird Science’ and ‘Let’s Make Out’, seems to combine European dance such as Justice with the sound of British bands like The Prodigy (but don’t mention nu-rave). The result is an infectious and danceable track with real aggression, especially when played at their energetic live shows. With a slot on the NME Awards tour, a collection of strong singles and an album out soon it’s tempting to tip Does it Offend You, Yeah? as being one of this year’s big things. That said, they really should have sorted out their name before they wrote any music.