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Arcade Fire expected to fail?
Arcade Fire think people expect them to fail.
The 'We Used To Wait' band were nervous as to the reception of their third album 'The Suburbs' - which was well received commercially and critically - and said they are always wary of keeping in perspective how large they have become in the decade since they formed.
Frontman Win Butler told the BBC: "People expect you to fail, rather than have this slow growth. But it's been great. Everything came up roses, basically. Which was a real relief, because every day people sell less and less records.
"I was a big fan of The Cure in high school, and they had seven records before they were really at the kind of size that we're at now. It's good to keep that in perspective in the band."
He said the confidence which the band has in itself now has also come through in the music, adding: "On this record we've felt comfortable in our own skin, which wasn't always the case in the past."
Win also said the Canadian band - which has eight members, but revolves around himself and his wife Regine Chassagne - also put themselves under immense pressure every time they release a new record.
He added: "We always do this trick where we're so s****ed trying to get the record out that we're kind of in this intense cocoon. We'll put an immense amount of pressure on ourselves just to finish everything.
"It usually ends up going from that into touring, so suddenly we'll be like, 'wait a minute, we've got to learn to play 16 songs that we don't quite know how to play yet'."Posted on 23 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News
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