It's unlikely you will know about Bratz unless you have any five to twelve year old girls in the family or, of course, you are one yourself. If you are the parent of a Bratz-loving child you may have already had to remortgage the house to purchase unforetold mountains of Bratz merchandise. As if plastic dolls, videos, computer games and anything else that can carry a logo were not enough, the 'girls' have now formed a cartoon band just in time for the Christmas run-up.
Judging by the cover, Bratz Rock Angelz (don't expect little Jemima to pass that spelling test now) are a group of five girls who all look virtually identical, foregoing a nose in return for crater-like eyes and pillow lips that make Mick Jagger's north and south look pathetic. Musically, So Good is pop rock so sugary it could liquidise milk teeth at fifty paces, while a string of clichés masquerade as lyrics. Girls Night Out follows with its similarly challenging chorus of "We do what we like, we like what we're doing / We're twenty miles an hour but we're just cruising."
The antithesis to Damon Albarn's Gorillaz, this is more about marketing than music, but is probably perfect for spoilt bratz with hairbrush microphones to leap around their bedrooms to.