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

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

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

Photo: Hugo May/NME

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.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Bernard Sumner says working with Peter Hook as 'unbearable in the end'
Metallica's Lars Ulrich attends Royal Blood show and takes them to Mrs. Doubtfire's house
Roger Waters issues angry statement to confirm he does not appear on new Pink Floyd album
SXSW report suggests festival could impose ban on all unofficial events
Alt-J score Number Four album in America and announce Madison Square Garden show
First batch of Glastonbury festival tickets sell out in 14 minutes
Fleetwood Mac play full gig with Christine McVie for first time since 1997
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today