Skunk Anansie slam Muse over dubstep claim
Spiritual: Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie have shouted down Muse’s recent claim that dubstep is the new rock’n'roll, and accused them of jumping on a trendy bandwagon.
Prog-pop frontman Matt Bellamy last week said: “The moshpit has moved the guitars and gone towards the laptop” as he explained why two tracks on upcoming Muse album The 2nd Law were dubstep compositions.
But Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace tells Gigwise: “It’s not the new rock’n'roll, because rock’n'roll is the new rock’n'roll. Dance and dubstep are two different art forms. They jump on the art form to be trendy.”
And singer Skin believes there’s more emotional expression to be found in guitar playing than in sampling sounds for computer-assisted compositions.
She says: “I do feel there are some analogies in that scene, but personally I feel the world is missing a great big, fat, rock album.
“When someone is playing the guitar there’s a spiritual connection you cannot get from a sample.
“We’re not just going to jump not someone else’s genre because it’s trendy.”