Confirmed: M83 will not tolerate bulbs/whippets/nangs on-stage

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Early last week, Melbourne rock troupe Teenage Mothers branded M83 ‘the meanest band in the galaxy’ for unceremoniously dropping them as support act. As their story went, M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez had a problem with Teenage Mothers frontman James ‘JK’ Kennedy doing bulbs onstage and almost setting fire to a speaker. This afternoon in an interview with triple j’s The Doctor, and picked up by Mess + Noise, Gonzalez was straight-up about the bizarre situation.

“It’s hard for me to talk about it,” he said on air. “I didn’t like the way they behaved to my audience, offering whippets on stage and almost setting the stage on fire. You don’t do that when you open for bands. I have tonnes of respect for all the bands I was opening for. I just wish the band that opens for me have the same amount of respect.”

Gonzalez stressed that he’s “not against punk or rock’n’roll”, but said that Teenage Mothers “just crossed the line on this gig. I’m not the only one who makes the decision. My crew was against having them for the next gig. It’s just not professional…This is my career that we’re talking about, and I want to make sure things are under control – and it wasn’t.”

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Zodiac

Zodiac said on the 13th Feb, 2012

Relax guy. Here, have a nang.

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 13th Feb, 2012

this article brings the lulz. I wonder how Gonzalez would cope if he got booked at a doof or something

katiecunningham

katiecunningham said on the 13th Feb, 2012

I don't want this saga to ever end because I don't ever want to ever stop hearing JackT say "nang".

EgosXII

EgosXII said on the 13th Feb, 2012

I dunno why m83's getting such a hard time; support acts are supposed to support, not take over- m83's right imo. There are a million support acts who would be chomping at the bit to get the gig, and these muppets come on and mess shit up before the band that people actually want to see get up there-- Firable offence imo

sHaRp-b0y

sHaRp-b0y said on the 13th Feb, 2012

I'm sure they were actually dropped because of their shitty haircuts.

http://i.imgur.com/EMsu7.jpg

Fewsion

Fewsion said on the 13th Feb, 2012

Teenage Mothers sounded like a bunch of tossbags really.

nik 96

nik 96 said on the 13th Feb, 2012

They were so shit when I went to the show, really doesn't surprise me

Oli-G

Oli-G said on the 13th Feb, 2012

Pretty funny, but I can understand he feels that way!!

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 13th Feb, 2012

you need to be on nangs to listen to that shit

special ed

special ed said on the 14th Feb, 2012

agree with fewsion. good on him. this band sound like a bunch of amateur dickheads


needs more nangs though

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Fuck, now I feel like having a nang.

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Get off our tourtourtourtourtourtourtourtour