Foals keys man Edwin Congreave has told Xfm about the night earlier this year when Morrissey came to see his band play.
Speaking at the Mercury Awards earlier this week, Congreave said: “We were told about an hour before that he was on the guestlist, and I was astonished. I was a teen fan of The Smiths, as a lot of people are, I kind of idolised them. And Morrissey is obviously famous for being a bit of a dick, for want of a better word”.
He continued: “I was excited he was coming to our show and I wanted to know what he thought of us. And, true to form, he left after about three songs. So I think he told us what he thinks of us. And that’s absolutely fine. We’re not The Smiths and never will be”.
This claim that Morrissey only likes bands who sound like The Smiths is a new one on me. If that’s the case, maybe it is time for a reunion.