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Arcade Fire don't want fame
Arcade Fire don't care about being famous all over the world.
Despite their huge popularity, the band still feel as though they "don't belong" in the mainstream charts and can't understand why so many other bands are preoccupied with getting hits.
Richard Reed Parry, who plays guitar, piano and keyboard in the band, said: "We're the grain of pepper in the salt shaker. We don't belong in this world but we fell into it, and we will go into the middle of it and do what we do and put our hearts into it. Because that's all we know how to do."
Frontman Win Butler - who founded the band with his wife Regine Chassagne, whom he met in 2000 - insists they don't need the pressure of global fame because its' "easier" for them to disappear into obscurity.
He told The Guardian newspaper: "I don't know if it's a British thing, the biggest-band-in-the-world competition. It's something that wasn't ingrained in any of us. I don't have a, 'We're going to do this and be No 1,' attitude. New and improved! 33 per cent more strings!
"It's really a lot easier to get smaller."
Filmmaker Vincent Moon - who made the documentary 'MIROIR NOIR' with Arcade Fire - recently blasted the band for not being "good people" and scoffed at them for claiming they are an indie band.
He said: "They're not good people, that's it. And I don't mean the whole band - I mean the leaders of the band and their management.
"What I hate about the band now is that people call them an indie band and they're not an indie band, they are a mainstream band. Maybe they're on an indie label but that doesn't mean anything. Those guys are just making things on a very big level, a very mainstream way of thinking."Posted on 13 Feb 2011 09:45 to category : Music News
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