Cool interview question from Dazed Digital, I said...
“Agreed. Every year there are articles complaining that it's been a dire year for music and that the current music scene (by which they mean the guitar bands in the top 40) are awful in comparison to the official cannon of untouchable rock ‘n roll greats. They're right, there has been some very bland retro indie stuff this year but there's been a lot of exciting new music from big and small bands too... off the top of my head: Rolo Tomassi, Liars, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Bloc Party, Late of the Pier, The Ghost Frequency, Battles, The Hold Steady, Burial, These New Puritans, Future of the Left, Radiohead, Meet Me In St Louis, !!!, Foals, Chipmunk, Orphans, Arctic Monkeys and so on. I'm very far from being on top of new music at the moment but thats enough to keep me excited and stop me selling a kidney to see Led Zep or rushing out to buy Sex Pistols re-releases. Music is a lot about context and I'd rather see a young band in their prime than hear a 60-something Roger Daltrey singing 'My Generation'”
COMING SOON: New content on REAL TIME TV and top albums of the year but first I gotta listen to In Rainbows, Burial's Untrue and the new Dillinger Escape Plan!