A statement that might have a bit more weight behind it were it not coming from the mouth of the lead singer of The Darkness – a band apparently intent on a) dressing like the world’s most high-profile bunch of pervert uncles and b) releasing the sort of cack-awful nonsense that makes ripping your own ears off seem like a viable option.
Speaking to Kerrang! magazine – and the emotionally crippled dullards who read it – Justin of The Darkness clambered up onto his high horse to tell everyone that:
"British music is the laughing stock of the world. It’s such fucking dreary bullshit. It’s such a cliche to say, ‘We were so bored of the industry around us that we started our own band’, but it’s no coincidence that all our influences are from a long time ago."
Obviously ignoring the fact that The Darkness is point-blank the worst in the world, Hawkins waffled on that "bands today produce boring music which fails to interest international audiences." A statement which could undoubtedly double-up as a catalogue description for his putrid emission of a music career, surely.
Still. These pensioners are always a bit grumpy, aren’t they?
[story by C J Davies]