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Babyshambles Delay Album Because Of Indie Mediocrity
Ben Hewitt , August 19th, 2009 06:56

Drummer reveals reasons for postponement

Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek has revealed that the band have delayed the release of their third album because of the current poor state of indie music.

He told the Daily Star: “The ’Shambles won’t release until late next year, when the scene is more fruitful. At the moment there are many guitar bands struggling. People have got bored because there’s a generic sound.

“There was a lot of money going into indie music so more mediocre bands have managed to sustain a career out of it.”

He added: “A band similar to The Stone Roses or Oasis will emerge in the next three or four years.

“Someone young with something to say, as no bands have anything to say right now. We haven’t had a good working-class band for ages.

“The kids don’t want to be like Arctic Monkeys because they’re not characters like Liam Gallagher or Damon Albarn.”

If that wasn't enough of a pot-calling-the-kettle-black moment, Ficek went on to talk about his upcoming solo album which is due in October, adding: “It’s still going to have the same melodic feel but it’ll be a bit harder. It touches on The Strokes crossed with ELO.”

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