Metronomy are having a lovely time at Glastonbury, although Gigwise shows they might be enjoying the grumbling as much as the fun:
Oscar was singled out by the band for being a Glastonbury virgin, and a somewhat subdued Oscar quipped: “I haven’t seen any evidence that it’s so special. It sounds really harsh but maybe I will. We don’t want to be ungrateful. I am having a good time.”
Q went to see Shakin' Stevens, who seems to have confused his invite to play with an interest in what he's doing now:
Surely this would have been an opportunity to wheel out the entire back catalogue of hits rather than using it as a showcase for new songs?
Especially since he didn't do Green Door. And, as Q observed, there'd been a literally-minded request in the shape of:
And is the NME still running eye-catching headlines that don't really stack up?
Scroll down, and down, and down, and you find this:
So, it's not actually defiance as such, it's just turning down a polite request. And it's probably not that seriously asked anyway - after all, hardly anyone would recognise an old Kings of Leon track, so it doesn't make much of a difference if they slip in some new ones, does it?