Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Poor Monkeys - returning from the US with a ringing "is that it?" in their ears, they've now got to contend with Noel Gallagher comparing them to Oasis:

"It happens when it happens, man, and I would say thank God that it does happen," he said. "You'd be a bit of an idiot if you said, 'No, I'm too young for a record deal.'"

"We used to sit and read things about us and think, 'Are they talking about the same band?' Cause we've sold a few records but we've not sold that many records, and we're not that popular.'"

He added: "But I would embrace success when it happens. Any level of it. Just fucking get on with it. If the music didn't stand up... but you've only got to listen to (their) tunes. They're unique to themselves. And they've got their own thing and I think it's great. It doesn't sound like anybody else and I like the way that they don't wear shirts and ties and blazers... These kids seem to be pretty much like us. They kind of look like we do."

The Arctic Monkeys are currently scrubbing themselves with carbolic, and plan to spend the afternoon burning their wardrobes.


Anonymous said...

Poor old Arctic Monkeys. Not only do they sound like someone attempting to play Wedding Present covers by hitting blender with a cat, but now Noel's giving them the nod.

Full marks to Noel, though, for speaking out against, er, ties and blazers.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Ties and blazers? Like Noel's hero Paul Weller used to wear?

Anonymous said...

Indeed. Good catch, Mr B.

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