Rod, Colin, and Roddy of Idlewild chatted with fans in a recent Radio 1 online chat. When asked if they get sick of the constant REM comparisons, Roddy said, “It’s a compliment cos they’re a brilliant band, but if something’s constant then people just think it’s a replica. I think we’re compared to them more because it’s rock music that’s a bit leftfield in its approach, like REM are. But the danger is people think you are a replica, so it can get a bit tedious.” Bbc.co.uk/radio1 has since removed the transcript.
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