The Orwells Compare Arctic Monkeys to Backstreet Boys

artist: The Orwells date: 06/03/2014 category: music news
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The Orwells Compare Arctic Monkeys to Backstreet Boys
The Orwells have compared Arctic Monkeys to boyband Backstreet Boys.

As NME notes, in a new interview, the up-and-coming Chicago band elaborated on comments they made earlier this year, when they called their former touring buddies Arctic Monkeys' performances "synchronised."

Speaking to DIY, Matt O'Keefe of the band said: "They try and mash together genres. [They're] kind of like the hip Backstreet Boys or something ... the set list was always the same. If you saw the show once, you saw every show that they played. I mean, we learned lessons from good things that they did, but then also – let's not f--king do that."

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner previously responded to their criticism of the band's live shows. "They should have been out trying to get laid instead of watching us every night," he said. "I don't think that's fair [to call it synchronised]. There comes a time on a tour when something works and you tend to leave it alone. We have been changing it around a little bit."

He added: "You can't mess around with it too much. It's almost like the show isn't designed to be watched by the same person every night. Nowadays people share the setlists, but I'm by no means f--king phoning it in. It's not like we have [pre-recorded] tracks, we're up there f--king doing it."
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