A not particularly well-known indie band is due to headline NME.com's 10th anniversary bash at Koko next month. Ben Perreau, editor of NME.com, said: "NME.com's landmark tenth anniversary deserves to be celebrated in style — and what better way than to have the cream of today's storming indie bands in the form of Kasabian showing the new bloods how it's done."
Kasabian? Storming indie band? "Showing the new bloods how it's done"? For a band who've only just released their second album that's quite an arrogant claim. But then it is the NME.
The party, which will be held on September 12, will also feature the winners of the magazine's Walkman NME Breaking Bands contest, following a nationwide search to find the best unsigned band in the country.
They'll no doubt be heralded as the best new band in the world, like, EVER, do a load of moody photo shoots then promptly be knocked off their pedestal by the same people who put them up there.
Is that where Pop Idol got the idea from?