Friday, November 23, 2012

The Vaccines stick up for the X Factor

The Vaccines don't have a problem with The X Factor, seeing it as part of the grand tradition of pop:

"I actually think the talent shows hark back to the '50s, '60s era of variety stuff," [Justin Young] told BBC News.

"I think they're the old fashioned way. People expect us to turn our noses up at these shows, but I think that for a lot of people it's the only opportunity they're going to get and I think it's as valid as going out playing show after show every night."
Actually, that's not really "sticking up" for The X Factor, is it? That's just going up to Leona Lewis and saying 'you're effectively the Pam Ayres of our times'.