First things first, the man is infected by a new disease called Gene Simmoness, or an illness that makes tongue grow huge and makes people talk nonsense against the facts or reason. I must say that when he says rock, he means his own band – no, I won’t say anything about it just because I know nothing about them. If he knew Metal, he wouldn’t ever say these kind of nonsense. I can’t help it reminding Clint Eastwood’s part on Grand Torino when he talked to a young guy who was worshiping rappers. Take a look of some excerts of his interview with NME:
“Rappers are almost the new rock ‘n’ roll or punk or whatever. Rock’s gone soft, it’s gone miserable and boring, there’s not really much exciting about it.
“So it’s important that we cross over – because we feel like we belong more in a place where people just like music and it’s not about how heavy it is.”
Keyboardist Jordan Fish chimed in:
“A lot of artists I like have changed constantly throughout their career. Radiohead are one of my favorite bands – and I wouldn’t ever compare us to Radiohead – but a lot of people would have said, ‘I prefer [Radiohead’s second album, 1995’s] ‘The Bends’.’ But I don’t like that old stuff, I like them from when they went electronic onwards.”
Sykes added that while they may have a more commercial sound, what matters the most is that they remain “exciting and exhilarating,” saying:
“Even if it’s a poppier song, it’s a million times more exciting than the s**t you hear on the radio. It’s emotional, it’s got depth, and it’s always going to grab you and make you feel something.”