Cribs: bands are rubbish
The Cribs have slammed the current music scene as "rubbish", drawing comparisons with the glut of copycat bands that followed in the wake of the Britpop boom almost a decade ago.
The comments follow co-frontman Ryan Jarman's declaration, later dismissed as a joke, that the "mainstream attitude of most indie bands" was a bigger threat to the planet than global warming at the band's recent Glastonbury performance.
Jarman told NME: "I think there's a couple of good bands. But I mean just that; a couple of good bands. I'm not gonna mention any names - in a good or bad way - and I'm not going to call anyone out by name. But music is rubbish right now.
He added:"There aren't any bands with ethics. Things have got how Britpop was a few years ago, with people identifying something that is popular, and just doing the same and jumping on the bandwagon."