Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brit Music Scene

Brit Music Scene

Liam Gallagher Talks Oasis Past, Looks To Live Future

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:20 PM PST

Ever since Oasis split, I’ve been waiting to see what the Gallagher brothers’ next move would be. And it appears we now have some idea of what is going to happen, at least in the short term. Oasis are definitely no more, Noel is taking a break, moving back to Manchester, and then probably (hopefully) embarking on a solo career. And Liam? Well, he’s got big plans.

Liam Gallagher of 'Oasis'

It took a while for Liam Gallagher to work out exactly what he wanted to do. In fact, the only thing he seemed clear on was his love for the British honey bee.

He then revealed that he had no interest in a solo career, instead aiming to join or start a new band. And now, according to NME, Liam has detailed his plans while also talking about what went on with Noel at the end of their professional partnership. He told Italian station Radio DeeJay:

“I’ll be back doing that [playing live] within a couple of months. I’ve just done a tour, I always miss singing songs. I miss the people. We’re sort of doing things at the moment. Not Oasis, Oasis is done. Everyone except for Noel.”

“To be quite honest, I think our kid [Noel Gallagher] wanted out. But you’ll have to ask him when he comes in and does his little solo thing. We had an argument – but we’ve had bigger ones, about more important people. Basically, I think he wanted out, wanted something different, but he hadn't got the bo***cks to tell the band or the fans.”

Back to playing live in a couple of months? That sounds intriguing. Liam either plans to forge a new band very quickly or is going to guest with other bands over the next few months. Both of which sound good to me.

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Patrick Wolf Backs Sting By Dismissing The X Factor

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:18 PM PST

The X Factor has come in for a little criticism over the past week, with Sting making his feelings on the reality talent show clear. And the criticism obviously stung (excuse the pun) the judges badly, with Simon Cowell making reference to it on Saturday night’s show.

Patrick Wolf The Bachelor

And now, Patrick Wolf has put the boot in as well. He may not be as big a name as Sting but his opinion still counts, especially as he is the complete opposite from the contestants on the show: him being alternative and home-grown; the contestants being manufactured.

He told Digital Spy:

“I do watch The X Factor. It’s like watching the Royal Variety show or something, I don’t take it seriously as music, it’s light entertainment. There’s no music TV shows apart from … Jools Holland.”

“The only place you can experience music on a mass level seems to be X Factor. If there were more platforms on TV then there would be more ways of having access to artists.”

“But it’s entertainment, it’s not music. It’s like You’ve Been Framed or something – it’s got nothing to do with music at all. Generations are going to think that that is what the music industry is about, but it’s not. It’s like a version of Benny Hill or something. It’s not music.”

Wolf has hit the nail on the head. The X Factor is pure entertainment, but it’s television and not true to the music industry. As Sting suggested, real talent happens naturally, developing organically in pubs and clubs and not being foisted on the public by Simon Cowell and his cronies.

I love The X Factor but apart from a select few gems, most of the contestants aren’t going to have long or sparkling careers.

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