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Possibly the worst band I have heard this year. On Channel 4 they are embarassing
And their drummer particuarly winds me up.
(This is a question rather than an argument).
I've only heard "Creepin' Up The Backstairs" and it sounded like the same Libertines-inspired thing that several thousand bands are doing (albeit a little catchier and more polished).
Maybe I've not heard enough to hate them but I'm not really sure why they, rather than numerous other identikit bands, seem to get all the hatred.
much better than Arctic Monkeys, they're defo one of the bands of the year for me.
you're kidding right?
i'm not even going to rise to such a ridiculous statement.
it's true and if Arctic Monkeys can sell a shit load of albums then The Fratellis deserve to do so.
their tunes are good to listen to.
they had good songs, they sold shit loads mainly because they were hyped but also because they were good, not quite sure why i'm speaking in the past tense.
is gone. They are fucking gash.
ok just lost some of their appeal. The Fratellis are kind of like them but a Scottish version.
Arctic Monkeys are a good band, in my opinion. The Fratellis on the other hand, I can't stand. terrible
...if the production was raggedy as fuck, I could imagine the tunes having sum charm to them, but as cleanly recorded and perfectly pro-tooled as they are, it just does nout for me.
best of luck to them tho.
fakest band i think i've ever seen. why does he sing in a doherty-esque voice when he's from scotland?
but nothing especcially hate-worthy
but i can entirely see they are considered hate-worthy by many. they're completely fake indie conveyor belt music. they look like they were made to order by The East London Indie Street Urchin Company (UK) Ltd for a fat white man in a suit in a big office somewhere.
There's a lot worse of this ilk. The Kooks deserve the hate more really...
Mumm Ra. Terrible. Even the name makes me want to cry.
We are MUMRAH (www.myspace.com/mumrah). We've been around for a few years. Then this bunch of Sussex upstarts arrives and starts giving us a bad (mis-spelt) name. It's really annoying when people say "'ere, I heard you got signed to Sony!" or "'ere, I heard you lot on Radio 1 last night!" when they are, in fact, talking about some other band. I'd like to hear MUMRAH played on Radio 1; that would be quite exciting. Not so bothered about signing to Sony. Anyway, I expect things will come to a head at some point and the evil cartoon mummy with the biggest mega-corporation behind it will squish the lesser-known, lesser-signed evil cartoon mummy. Which is sad, since several people have told me how shit this other Mumm-Ra are.
Then again, maybe nice_squirrel DID mean my band. In which case, damn.
Chelsea Daggers is just a big Cribs rip off! And Zane Lowe said they (the Fratellis) had reinvented glam rock with it. Good grief.
Butthe Kooks are worse. I want someone to hit him.
actually considered good then? it's fucking music snobbery of the highest calibre.
Look at my ratings tool. I like popular music.
are hardly mainstream.
they're hardly being pitched towards the underground though, eh?
have you seen how many bills larrikin have been bought onto this summer?
who are actually on an independent label? And Mystery Jets hardly clog up daytime Radio 1. (Neither do Larrikin Love, but that's a seperate thread about bands on the verge of a proper breakthrough with an obvious hit single only for the label to forget to promote it. I'm calling it The Battle Effect)
oh and loads more.
I fucking hate people using the phrase 'indie elitist' to talk down people who, quite rightly, call a band shit.
It's not elitism, it's fucking FACT.
to that list too.