Speaking in a new interview with Gigwise, bass player Ed Nash states that he believes the amount of "bad indie bands" who came through following the release of Arctic Monkeys
in 2006 led to a "backlash" against the genre.
Discussing the current state of the indie scene, Nash says: "When Arctic Monkeys blew up there were so many indie bands that music was just saturated. The amount of bad indie bands was unbelievable. There was a kind of backlash to that, and I think that's why you don't have so many bands on the radio or headlining festivals. Indie was the biggest form of music at that time and a lot of shit got through. There was a reaction to that because there were a lot of terrible landfill indie bands."
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