Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Arcade Fire don't want fame

Arcade Fire say they don't belong in the mainstream pop charts because they are just an indie band.
Great deals on musical instruments

Arcade Fire don't care about being famous all over the world.

Despite their huge popularity, the band still feel as though they "don't belong" in the mainstream charts and can't understand why so many other bands are preoccupied with getting hits.

Richard Reed Parry, who plays guitar, piano and keyboard in the band, said: "We're the grain of pepper in the salt shaker. We don't belong in this world but we fell into it, and we will go into the middle of it and do what we do and put our hearts into it. Because that's all we know how to do."

Frontman Win Butler - who founded the band with his wife Regine Chassagne, whom he met in 2000 - insists they don't need the pressure of global fame because its' "easier" for them to disappear into obscurity.

He told The Guardian newspaper: "I don't know if it's a British thing, the biggest-band-in-the-world competition. It's something that wasn't ingrained in any of us. I don't have a, 'We're going to do this and be No 1,' attitude. New and improved! 33 per cent more strings!

"It's really a lot easier to get smaller."

Filmmaker Vincent Moon - who made the documentary 'MIROIR NOIR' with Arcade Fire - recently blasted the band for not being "good people" and scoffed at them for claiming they are an indie band.

He said: "They're not good people, that's it. And I don't mean the whole band - I mean the leaders of the band and their management.

"What I hate about the band now is that people call them an indie band and they're not an indie band, they are a mainstream band. Maybe they're on an indie label but that doesn't mean anything. Those guys are just making things on a very big level, a very mainstream way of thinking."

Posted on 13 Feb 2011 09:45 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.

13 Jul 2017 13:24
thumbnail

A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.

11 Jul 2017 11:07
thumbnail

A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.

11 Jul 2017 10:14
thumbnail

In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.

11 Jul 2017 09:39
thumbnail

In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'

7 Jul 2017 10:57
thumbnail

Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements

6 Jul 2017 14:51