Kapranos Brands Us Rock 'Bland'
FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at America's rock bands, branding the large majority of them "bland".
The TAKE ME OUT singer is hoping to be a part of one of the few British acts who have been able to break the US market in recent years, but he fears their brand of rock may be a little too innovative for Americans.
He says, "It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when you listen to American rock radio because everything is so bland, so self-referential.
"Obviously there are exceptions, but most bands stay within such boring boundaries. They don't pay attention to what's happening in hip-hop or other fields. It's like the stations are playing the same record 24 hours a day.
"But I've heard so many great bands from America over the years that I know there's an audience for something else, and that's what we feel at the shows - a hunger for that."