Mogwai attack BRIT Award winners

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Though the Arctic Monkeys are apparently ok

Mogwai have laid into BRIT Award winners Coldplay and James Blunt – but praised Arctic Monkeys.

Guitarist Barry Burns said in a posting on the band’s official website mogwai.co.uk that Blunt was a “twat” and referred to Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin as “fuckface”.

But Arctic Monkeys were deemed OK because they didn’t turn up to the ceremony on Wednesday (February 15), even though they won British Breakthrough Act. Instead they honoured their commitment to play a ShockWaves NME Awards Tour show in Portsmouth.

Burns said: “The Brits. First off let us say a big well done to the Arctic Monkeys for not turning up to the Brit awards and instead playing a gig in Portsmouth.

“Why would you go? I think you have to pay to go anyway, which is a joke.”

He added: “And the Kaiser Chiefs won best ‘rock act’ which is just mental. They’re not a rock band. (I met one of them in Japan and he was lovely, if a little scared by my over-affable-drunkenness but they’re no rock band).

Regarding Chris Martin’s comments at the bash, he opined: “Coldplay‘s Chris Martin hinted he may avoid the limelight. ‘People are fed up with us and so are we,’ he said. No shit fuckface”.

He then said of Blunt, who along with Coldplay claimed two awards, “I have spewed blood down dirty toilets with more talent than him. Twat.”

Mogwai release their new album ‘Mr Beast’ on March 6. As previously announced on NME.COM, they play several UK dates as part of a world tour this year, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The full list of dates is as follows:

Bristol Academy (March 29)

Southampton University (30)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (31)

Oxford Brookes University (April 1)

Cardiff Coal Exchange (2)

Cambridge Junction (4)

Liverpool Carling Academy (5)

Newcastle Northumbria University (6)

Sheffield The Plug (7)

Edinburgh Usher Hall (27)

London Royal Albert Hall (September 22)

The band’s show on April 27 as part of the Triptych festival has been upgraded from Edinburgh‘s Queen’s Hall to Usher Hall due to demand.

Mogwai’s world tour dates include a slot at the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas on March 15, and an appearance at the Coachella festival in California on April 30.