Scottish band Mogwai
have taken a bitter swipe at this year's Brits ceremony and the award winners. Guitarist Barry Burns
held little back as he unleashed a torrent of abuse on the winners of the glitzy bash, which took place last week.
On the band's official website he labelled James Blunt
a "t--t" and referred to Coldplay
's frontman Chris Martin
may not be the first to criticise the musicians (Paul Weller
, stand up and be counted), but his attack was possibly the fiercest so far. Referring to Chris Martin
's self-deprecation as he picked up two awards at the event, he said: "Coldplay's Chris Martin hinted he may avoid the limelight. 'People are fed up with us and so are we,' he said, "No s--t." Fellow double award winner James Blunt
didn't fare any better. Barry said: "I have spewed blood down dirty toilets with more talent than him."
Barry even had a go at the Kaiser Chiefs, who he admits to liking.
He wrote: "And the Kaiser Chiefs won best 'rock act', which is just mental. They're not a rock band. I met one of them in Japan and he was lovely, if a little scared by my over-affable drunkenness, but they're no rock band." In his rantings, it was only this year's Best Breakthrough Act The Arctic Monkeys
who seemed to get away with a gold star. Barry hinted that they were OK because they didn't turn up at the event on Wednesday, even though they won. Instead the band honoured their commitment to play a ShockWaves NME Awards Tour show in Portsmouth.
Barry said: "First off, let us say a big well done to the Arctic Monkeys for not turning up to the Brit awards and instead playing a gig in Portsmouth. Why would you go? I think you have to pay to go anyway, which is a joke."
Prog rockers Mogwai
, who have never been put up for a Brits award in their eight-year history, release their new album Mr Beast on March 6.
They play several UK dates as part of a world tour this year, including a show at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on April 27. The gig is part of the Triptych festival and, due to demand, was upgraded from Edinburgh's Queens Hall to the Usher.
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