Vampire Weekend frontman compares N-Dubz to The Beatles

Ezra Koenig says that he thinks Dappy is "self-aware and funny"

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Ezra Koenig frontman Vampire Weekend has said that he is a fan of Dappy and N-Dubz, comparing the pop band to The Beatles.

Koenig told Esquire that he had been struck by one of the trio's videos and thought that they reminded him of the early days of The Beatles or The Monkees. He did, however, admit that he needed to look into their music more to fully grasp what they did. "I saw N-Dubz on TV last night," he said. "They struck me as very self-aware and funny, at least the main guy. They really held their own. They got it. I didn't know what to make of the song they played, but when they were messing around.. It was almost like some Monkees or early Beatles kind of vibe." He added: "I should probably research them more."

Vampire Weekend's forthcoming third album, 'Modern Vampires Of The City', will be released next month after being put back a week due to "unanticipated delays". The album was due to be released on May 7 but will now be with fans on May 14. Posting a message to fans about the delay, the band wrote: "Vampire Weekend's upcoming album 'Modern Vampires of The City' will be released on May 14, one week later than originally announced due to unanticipated delays in the production of physical copies of the record. The new date ensures that CDs and vinyl will be in stores on release day. We all worked very hard on this record and promise it will be worth the wait."

'Modern Vampires Of The City' will be Vampire Weekend's third album following their self-titled debut and 2010's 'Contra'.

The tracklisting for 'Modern Vampires of the City' is as follows:

'Obvious Bicycle'
'Diane Young'
'Don't Lie'
'Hannah Hunt'
'Everlasting Arms'
'Finger Back'
'Worship You'
'Ya Hey'
'Young Lion'

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