just pick up the NME and read their interview with the singer. or maybe it's on their website. what a TOSSER.
Soooo affected. Dressed in black, sunglasses and a female drummer who stoods up.
Can't be arsed looking for an NME, could you give an example of how much of a complete prick he is please, at least if just to make me feel better about myself.
but i met them after a gig and they are the nicest people ever, so friendly and down to earth.
We talked so much about how a different face from Conor at the helm would change things, and then she goes and commissions two pages about nothing much with James Allan.
jumped ship a jump or so ago
J.A. - "I can't even believe some of the words that I've got, man. I didn't even think that with the first one. I know that sounds really self-obsessed, but I think more than the last record I've just been looking back at myself from arm's length away and just being... no in awe of myself, I'm not like that, man, but just recognizing that there's something really unique and like there's only one of me in the world. I know that sounds really arrogant, but if anything I kind of feel like a lucky dude that's tripped over something in the street and found something. I don't feel like I'm the creator. I just feel like the lucky fucking arsehole that hasn't got a brain in his head that just stumbled across something and been lucky"
NME writer then adds "it's not about class warfare. It's about the kind of drive to be the best that makes a band great. More musicians should be so 'arrogant'".
To be honest, I long knew he was a bit of an idiot. Back in January, I heard them do a session/interview on the radio and he was boasting about how they've "stolen" drum parts from other bands because he didn't know anything about it and that drummer of theirs had never even played the instrument before. You can count that the next album will be worse than the first. That's usually what happens with this kind of bands. If they ever had some talent, they will never accomplish anything because everyone went nuts for some half-decent (at its best) piece of work.
he didn't want to appear at the Mercurys cos he felt all the other bands didn't deserve to be in the same room as him
you have to read the full interview to get the context. he says shit about his disappearance as well, and comes across like a right tosser
but Polmont On My Mind is a tune
it's easily the best maybe with willis earl beal
but thats golf, maaaaaan
in the article. But I find this guy a more interesting front man then most. And at least when he does morose and angsty on his albums it sounds like he actually feels and believes what he is singing. Especially when so many other bands try to mine this sound and sing all depressed and gloomy but it's completely forced. I also really like the new album's kind of lost, reverbed tragedy that permeates the music. They may have mis-stepped a bit with the production on their second album but the new one is back on form. So sue me I think they're one of the more interesting bands around but any confrontational band like this divides people and it the music get's lost in it.