British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of his love for The War On Drugs.
The Philadelphia-based band released their latest record, ‘Lost In The Dream’, last year and it was named NME’s Number Three album of 2014.
Now, speaking in the May issue of Attitude, available from Friday (March 27), Cameron has said: “[My wife] Samantha got me listening to a new thing called The War On Drugs. I can recommend it. They’re a band, you can find them on Spotify or iTunes – anyway, they’re good!”
Attitude also spoke to Labour leader Ed Miliband, Deputy PM Nick Clegg and Ukip’s Nigel Farage about their music tastes. Miliband said he is a fan of Ellie Goulding (“She invited me to this benefit concert she was doing for the homeless just before Christmas. I really like her”), while Clegg stated that he has been listening to a lot of Chopin.
Farage’s staff, meanwhile, claimed that the right-wing politician had been “listening to French rap on the way back from Strasbourg”.
David Cameron has previously publicly declared his love for The Smiths, which led to guitarist Johnny Marr to later tweet: “”David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.”
In 2013, Haim dedicated a song to David Cameron on The Andrew Marr Show. They later claimed that performing for the PM was “like playing an office Christmas party”.
Last year, The War On Drugs were embroiled in a feud with Sun Kil Moon after singer Mark Kozelek dismissed their music as “beer commercial lead guitar shit” and posted two songs online entitled ‘War on Drugs: Suck My Cock’ and ‘Adam Granofsky [Granduciel] Blues’.
Frontman Adam Granduciel told NME: “At the end of the day, it’s just noise. I don’t even know; I try not to take it personally… I didn’t like that he criticised my fans. He made it more about the people who come see us play, and he talked poorly of them and the kind of people they are. That seemed really cheap to me. But it’s just sawdust blowing away as far as I’m concerned.”