Controversial frontman Luke Haines slams Nude Records in nme.com's exclusive video interview...

Black Box Recorder‘s Luke Haines has branded his record label NUDE RECORDS “fucking c-s” in the same week the band broke the Top 20 for the first time ever with their new single ‘THE FACTS OF LIFE’.

Haines was speaking to nme.com as part of an exclusive video interview with his band Black Box Recorder. On being asked what his future plans for the band were, he replied: “We’re going to try to extricate ourselves from our record company Nude Records because they’re fucking c-s.”

This attack comes only one week after Haines slammed Nude in Melody Maker. Speaking about the promotional campaign for ‘The Facts Of Life’, Haines said: “I thought it was really crass. But they do things like that at Nude Records. They can’t help it. It’s in their nature to be artless and crass. There’s no love lost.”


The attack on Nude, the label which signed Suede and Geneva, comes just three days after their new single, ‘The Facts Of Life’ entered the UK charts at number 20, the highest position Haines has acheived in a lengthy career in the music business, previously with The Auteurs and Baader Meinhof. The band are also scheduled to appear on BBC1’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ on Friday (April 21).

A spokesperson for Nude told nme.com that everyone at the label were pleased with the band’s success, and were surprised at Haines‘ outburst.

He said: “We’ve got a good relationship with the band and the manager. The band are having success, and we’re all very happy and everyone’s trying to work together to make it happen.”

Haines‘ comments echo statements made by the Beta Band, who on the release of their eponymous debut album last year, blamed their record company for not giving them enough time or money to work on the record, labelling it “fucking awful” and “the worst record made this year”.

Black Box Recorder release their second album, ‘The Facts Of Life’ on May 1 through Nude. They also embark on a UK tour for May, which calls at the London Union Chapel (May 15), Oxford Zodiac (16), Manchester Hop & Grape (17) and Bristol Fleece & Firkin (18).

Come back to nme.com tomorrow to see our exclusive video interview with all of Black Box Recorder.

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