29 Jan 2008 - 20:00
There's nothing better than a band or artist that can divide opinion straight down the middle. Radiohead, Oasis and Pete Doherty are three that immediately spring to mind, and it won't be long before The Courteeners are added to that list, if they haven't been already.
Ian Brown recently said that too many of today's artists spoke like politicians, saying nothing of any real interest other than toeing the industry line and repeating what most people already knew. Enter one Liam Fray, frontman, guitarist and main songwriter with Manchester quartet The Courteeners. In the few months his band have been in the public eye he's already made a name for himself as someone who likes to share his opinion somewhat - no matter what it may be - and this evening, before the band's first date as main support on The Coral tour, is no exception.
We're sat outside Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on a pleasant October evening with Fray and drummer Michael Campbell. Guitarist Conan Moores and bass player Mark Cuppello are inside grabbing some food. Let the tape roll...
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