Brother played an afternoon set to a soggy Isle Of Wight Festival crowd on the final day of the 2011 event today (June 12). They also found time to talk about uncomplimentary comments made by Liam Gallagher about them.
Despite their Britpop influences the band said that they are not fans of Liam‘s new outfit Beady Eye, who’ll be playing later this evening on the Main Stage.
“Liam Gallagher [pictured below] said a few unfavourable things about me in particular and our band but I’ll be the bigger man, I won’t say anything back,” said frontman Lee Newell. “But what I will say is at least he’s still playing music and if I was in his position, I’d do the same thing – but our album would be good. Enjoy the rain mate.”
The band will be checking out the Big Top headliners, even if they’re not fussed about watching the Beady boys on the other side of the festival site. “I’d love to watch the Manic Street Preachers, they’ve got some absolutely quality songs,” said Newell.
The singer also spokeabout their wish to headline Glastonbury one day, which they initially discussed with NME last year. “We’re playing it – we’re not quite headlining it! We’ve got big mouths and big ambitions,” said Newell. “Maybe on the second album…” he added when asked when the headline slot will eventually happen.
Taking place under the cover of the Big Top tent, Brother‘s show was shielded from the heavy rain that has been hitting the site throughout the day.
‘High Street Low Lives’
‘Shoot Like Lightning’
‘Fly By Nights’
‘Darling Buds of May’
‘New Year’s Day’
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