Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos: 'Oasis were fucking boring'
Singer advises new bands to steer clear of Oasis covers in Twitter rant
When asked what tips he would give to new bands, his advice was to steer clear of Oasis covers:
Never cover Oasis. Never forget your friends. Always have a laugh. RT @clarinesadira any advice for future musicians?— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) May 8, 2012
Queried further on why bands shouldn't cover Oasis, replied that they're "fucking boring":
Ach. Nothing personal. Just because everyone does. And they're so fucking boring. RT @javierfib why not cover Oasis?— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) May 8, 2012
In a candid stream of tweets, which ranged from his opinion on football fans, to his favourite guitar, fish and chip shop and species of dinosaur, he told one user: "Yes, I know. I'm just being confrontational for the sake of it and why the fuck not?" When asked by another user if he was bored in a hotel room, he added: "And drunk. Heady combo."
Franz Ferdinand are currently working on material for their fourth studio album, the follow up to 2009's 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. They are set debut some of the new material at an intimate set of shows in Ireland this month beginning on May 18 at Galway's Roisin Dubh, before moving onto Limerick's Dolan's venue (19) and finally Cork Pavilion (20).
Franz Ferdinand haven't played a billed gig for over two years and will continue their live comeback this summer with dates at Primavera Sound, Berlin Festival, Osheaga festival, Open'er festival and London's Field Day.