The Strypes lament Simon Cowell’s ‘power to make artfully unintelligent music huge’

The Strypes (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

The Strypes (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

The Strypes have accused pop mogul Simon Cowell of making ‘artfully unintelligent music huge’.

The young band, whose penchant for early blues was crystallised on their 2013 debut album ‘Snapshot‘, were reflecting on the current state of the industry in which they now find themselves in during an interview with the London Evening Standard.

“It’s annoying that he has the power to make artfully unintelligent music huge and tell everyone that is what you should listen to,” bassist Pete O’Hanlon said. “Destroying music isn’t funny, okay?”

“He’s just a wanker,” drummer Evan Walsh added. “It’s the manipulation of naive young minds as well.”

In our review, Live4ever praised ‘Snapshot’ as a, ‘Celebration of a particular genre done with reverence and dewy-eyed enthusiasm’.

“If The Strypes have one key aim on ‘Snapshot’, it’s to make you dance,” the review reads. “Each track seems to move at a million miles an hour, with the tight arrangements and structures only adding to that feeling. Moreover, this is an album of hooky choruses and shouty verse lines – the sort of lines that will inhabit your head for days on end.”

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