This is totally irrational but its people like this who piss me off. I keep seeing them about and it's just fills me with dread. It's all about this acoustic folk/love songs/social commentary/trying to be funny/not taking themselves too seriously/phoney middle class/DULL shite. It's like Billy Bragg without the accented charm (or the fact none of them have done a hard day of graft in their lives). It just all sounds so fucking self-involved and smug. I've found about a million sound-a-likes in this vein and I made a list of shame. I don't care if I offend anyone. You're all shit. Stop making music.
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Beans On Toast
Jay Jay Pistolet
Simply Luke Leighfield
Mistakes In Animation
In my search, I found two guys I quite liked, Ed Bannard who can actually sing quite nice and The Turncoat who sounds like a mental patient reciting his shopping list and generally sounds brillant.
But all the rest of them are all tarts who sound like they grew up on Ryan Adams and Elliot Smith not The Strokes and BRMC. New Acoustic shits.