Foals have taken aim at The Stone Roses and other reformed ’90s acts that have come back to steal the spotlight from today’s hard-working younger acts.
Speaking with the Daily Star, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis didn’t hold back on speaking his mind about ‘heritage’ acts trying to recapture their youth.
“There’s a big problem with old bands who always occupy the top slots at festivals. More heritage names reform every year, which only makes it worse. It really limits bands of our generation,” Philippakis explained. “We don’t get a fair chance to headline, because the slots are reserved for the same old names.”
“You get people in their late 30s going to festivals, in their dungarees with a couple of kids, wanting to relive their adolescence, pretending they’re baggy again by watching The Stone Roses,” added the singer. “They aren’t in touch with what’s going on now. I’m bored of seeing some dude from the ’90s headline. It means nothing to me.”
Foals will return to Australian in September for a headlining tour behind latest album Holy Fire, released earlier this year. Don’t expect to hear any ’90s covers in their set list.