“An international artist in every sense of the term, Daisy Cools is an artist who does things her own way, and as a result, has found a unique approach and sound that sets her apart as a creative anomaly in modern music.”
Kieran Rogers, on Clout, June 2022
"Cools grew up listening to the Kinks. Her Father was a huge fan. She shares Davies penchant for unassuming storytelling, his flair for jest where the lyrics aren’t always what they seem. Sunday presents like a charming anthem, but its more of a melancholy contemplation. Stylistically it connects with clever singer songwriters like Andrew Bird and Anais Mitchell."
The Wild is Calling Us, October 2022
Performing her songs with her band or solo, Daisy Cools paints vivid pictures of both breaking free from limitations and of life in several European countries. Always personal, yet touching on the universal, her versatile songs and silky vocal tones, at times reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde, draw her listeners into her folk-pop songs’ journeys.
Inspired by her father playing music by Ray Davies’ band The Kinks, Daisy formed her first band at the tender age of thirteen. Whilst pursuing a musical career, Daisy finished school and joined university. Shortly after getting her master’s degree in media & journalism, Daisy was selected to join a songwriting course in Manchester by Ray Davies. This is when and where Daisy wrote many of the songs that ended up on her first album The Secrets We Keep, and that got her airplay on Dutch national radio stations for the first time.
During long stays in cities across Europe Daisy wrote songs and performed live with local musicians, later sharing her experiences through her songs. Her travels lead to a series of EP’s: The Paris File, The Palermo File and Eternal Newcomer – The Lisbon File. These intense, cultural experiences later inspired her to record new songs in English, French, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch with her band, consisting of Joeri Rook, Chris Grem, Jan van Nieuwenhuize and Ocki Klootwijk, at the Rotterdam-based Rocktown Studios. Some of these songs have already come out digitally in their five language versions. In 2024 all of them will be released as five separate albums, each one in a different language version.
Between her travels, Daisy joined Jazz orientated band The Mirror Conspiracy and wrote for and performed on their album Edison nominated album Mosaic (nominated for an Edison). A long-time collaborator with pop-noir band The Bullfight, Daisy co-wrote a sang a couple of songs on their upcoming album Amen, Demon/Het Interview (2024) and will be joining them again on their upcoming tour.