Mogwai will be selling a new line of T-shirts at this year’s T In The Park simply stating ‘Blur: Are Shite’. The shirts have been manufactured to coincide with the event at which the two bands simultaneously headline the festival on Saturday (Blur on the main stage, Mogwai on the Radio 1 Evening Session Stage).
Mogwai‘s Stuart Braithwaite told NME: “We decided to proclaim our dislike of one of the weakest bands on the planet by putting out these shirts. We sold out in one day and Super Furry Animals and Pavement have put in an order for more. The thing about the shirt is it’s like a dictionary definition. Blur: Are Shite. It’s factual and if there’s any legal problems about it I’ll go to court as someone who has studied music so I can prove they are shite.”
Referring to the mooted personal direction of Blur‘s latest album, ’13’, Braithwaite continued: “Using the break-up with your girlfriend as a marketing tool is one of the most disgusting things I’ve heard in my life. Blur are fucking pish.”
Blur are maintaining a dignified silence over the T-shirt, but a spokeswoman for the band said: “Basically, I think the band would say, ‘It’s a free country and everyone’s entitled to their own opinion.'”