Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Kasabian: There's A Rock N' Roll Drought In Music

In an interview with the Contact, the band said that they think the charts are 'overrun by pop' and that Kasabian are one of the only UK acts taking a risk with songs. 

Kasabian guitarist and chief songwriter Serge Pizzorno said: There's a rock 'n' roll drought at the moment, so I'm glad we're here. People are frightened of making records that sound good on the radio. We've been overrun by pop and I hate that indie attitude. Life's too short to give a ****.

"I'm not religious, I don't think there's anything after this, so I'm here to have a good time and this is the one chance I've got. So get me the ****ing fur coat and let's crack on. One knobhead might go, 'Oh, I don't like that.' But who cares?" He added.

Meanwhile, Kasabian recently said that they believe that the band are built to headline festivals. 

Bloc Party Are Recording New Album With Kele Okereke

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has confirmed that the band are working on a new album. Rumours last year suggested that the band could be set to part company, Okereke releasing a full length solo album.

Last September, the future of Bloc Party’s familiar line-up was thrown in to doubt when three members of the band were apparently caught by Okereke in the midst of recording sessions in his absence. However, the singer has recently revealed that he and the group now have two tracks fully recorded, with a further 17 demoed. 

Bloc Party are currently in the studio

John Lydon: Music Industry Has Been 'Taken Over' By X Factor

Expected to be released his ninth studio album with the band in the first half of 2012, Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon, has taken aim at TV talent shows such as the X Factor for creating an environment in which innovative acts struggle to find attention.

Describing talent shows as ‘unimportant’, Lydon told: “And it’s a shame that the music industry has been taken over and dominated by them. Particularly American Idol – you know, the way they love to awards themselves every year, those institutions.” It’s all artists from that ilk, isn’t it? If you want to call them artists. Unfortunately there’s some fantastic singers that come out of that, but they’re karaoke.”

In turning his attention to record companies, Lydon said: “If you ever want to know why I’m not on a record label, look at The X Factor. Honestly, of all the people that strive to break barriers in music and do good things and write great lyrics, not one of them would ever pass the first round on any of these competitions".