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Posted on Feb 20, 2006 01:19 pm
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 as "f--kface".
Bzarry 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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