Noel Gallagher has spoken out to record labels, urging them to sign more working class bands. The former Oasis band member has complained, that since the Arctic Monkeys emerged 10 years ago, there haven’t been any great rock bands and the internet has a negative impact. Speaking during an appearance on BBC Four’s ‘What ever Happened To Rock N Roll’ (which aired on July 23), he has called upon labels to provide more support on new bands.
“In theory the internet and YouTube should be helping new bands get off the ground but it hasn’t – it’s got worse. The record labels just aren’t interested in working-class bands any more“, Gallagher said on the radio program. “[Rock’n’roll is not dead] as long as I’m still going, it’s f***ing not. It’s there but it’s certainly lacking the re-generation process. Since the Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Libertines there has been nothing. You name me one band since them. So that’s 10 years ago. So the evidence is that it is kind of in hibernation“.