A little while back, Liam Gallagher slagged Bloc Party as “a band off University Challenge” (a UK trivia show for college kids). And we’re with you guys; Oasis taunts are played. BUT Kele, fast becoming a pull quote favorite, has some acerbic verbiage of his own. He told Uncut (via thisislondon):
I think Oasis are the most over-rated and pernicious band of all time. They had a totally negative and dangerous impact upon the state of British music. They have made stupidity hip. They claim to be inspired by the Beatles but, and this so saddens me, they have failed to grasp that the Beatles were about constant change and evolution. Oasis are repetitive Luddites.
Responding directly to Liam’s University Challenge barb, Kele offered:
Well, it’s quite funny. It probably would have been a lot more funny had he not used exactly the same words to describe Travis a couple of years ago.
Snap. The Bloc Party frontman went on to state that, when BP are over, he’s “definitely going to move” from the UK. He also casually dropped the phrase “the airy-fairy ephemera of education,” and spoke about his drug of choice:
Can there be anyone out there who has never had a line? Everyone I know has done it. Cocaine can be very attractive, very seductive. But for me it’s bad news because that drug can really damage your voice. The drug I do enjoy taking is ecstasy, which gives a real sense of euphoria.
Bloc Party do Letterman this Thursday. On the couch with him is Grindhouse’s Rosario Dawson, but please Dave — let Kele speak.