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Black Lips Blast Wavves
The Quietus , June 11th, 2009 10:28

Dick-swinging indie spat kicks off

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Laddish garage hipsters Black Lips have laid into Wavves man Nathan Williams over his 'breakdown' onstage at Primavera Festival.

Lip Jared Swilley let forth to a Norwegian radio station, pooh-poohing any psychological malfunction in Williams' noggin: "It wasn’t so much of a breakdown as it was him being a baby," Swilley said. "And that's why I don't like him. I've heard stories from others that he's like a real dick. And just like a baby, thought he was really cool. But then when it came down to it, when the pressure came on he just couldn't take the heat. Some people can't do this.

"That's cowardly to me. If you're gonna do this, you put your all into it. Otherwise, just stay at home. He's like a little puppy."

He revealed that it was a friend of Black Lips who'd given Williams MDMA before he went onstage, leading to him becoming spannered on his drug-end. Swilley then went on to say recommend that Williams allow the Wavves to crash upon the rocks, and quit music: "There's so many people that would wanna be doing that. Being able to get flown over to Europe, and have people like your records and buying them," he said, "And then just blow it on your first show in Europe. Someone like that needs to not do this. He needs to go back to school or move back in with his parents and sit down and think about things. He shouldn’t play music. He shouldn't tour."