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Skrillex Responds To ‘Copycat’ Controversy Involving From First To Last

Written by Tom Williams on January 17, 2017

Skrillex has publicly responded to ‘copycat’ claims levelled against his former emo band From First To Last, after he rejoined the group for their latest single, ‘Make War’.

The ‘copycat’ in question is the song’s cover artwork, reportedly created by designers Sus Boy and Jabbathekid, which depicts a peach wrapped in barbed wire.

After ‘Make War’ was released yesterday, San Francisco-based band Culture Abuse took to social media to point out the similarities between the ‘Make War’ cover and the artwork for their 2016 album Peach:

Now, taking to Twitter, Skrillex has defended From First To Last by saying any similarities exist purely by chance.

“Just wanted to convey we were unaware of the band Culture Abuse’s cover art with a peach similar to ours for From First to Last that we released yesterday,” Skrillex says.

“It was a complete coincidence, and we would never disrespect or appropriate another artist’s work. Shoutout to Culture Abuse, and as a positive to come from this, hopefully people will go check out their music and show them some love.”

Read Skrillex’s statement below, alongside a stream of ‘Make War’ and some more comments from Culture Abuse.

Listen: From First To Last – ‘Make War’

https://twitter.com/Skrillex/status/821101181468479488

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