Lostprophets: 'The world needs us because there's no good guitar music in the UK charts'

Welsh band join rock'n'roll 'drought' debate

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Lostprophets have joined Kasabian in insisting there is a "drought" of rock'n'roll bands in the charts.

The band even claim a lack of good guitar music in the UK has inspired their forthcoming new album 'Weapons' .

Lead singer Ian Watkins told BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe:
That's why we started, it was like, 'Why is no-one making decent music? We'll have to do it ourselves'.

He added: "It's been nice to have a break but I think what's out at the moment is very saturated now, it's reaching the point where you're like 'enough'.

"It's kind of the same thing [now], I'm fuelled by healthy competition. That's why we're coming back. The world needs us."

Lostprophets released a taster of their forthcoming album with a free download of their new track 'Better Off Dead' earlier today (January 6) on their Facebook page.

The follow up to 2010's 'The Betrayed' will be released through Epic on April 2. The band will also be announcing tour news soon.

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