And he's a fan of The Kills and Electric Six too...

Ex- Smiths guitarist JOHNNY MARR has given a thumbs up to current NME favourites White Stripesand Vines.

The star, currently touring with his new band The Healers, says he is also enjoying dance-rock oddballs Electric Six and garage rockers The Kills.

He told The Independent: “What I like about these new bands is their energy factor. To be 15 or 16 years old and hear White Stripes must be a real revelation and I think the Vines have got something going on too.”