London Grammar: The Smiths were 'classist' to issue Cameron ban

Dan Rothman isn't irritated that the British Prime Minister has declared himself to be a London Grammar fan.

In the new issue of Hot Press, London Grammar's Dan Rothman opens up about dealing with his band's newfound mass appeal.

Along with discussing advice from Chris Martin and missing out on a Mercury nomination, Rothman confesses that he has no qualms with British Prime Minister David Cameron enjoying their music.

In April, Cameron revealed: "Who I really like right now is London Grammar. I think they're brilliant."

"To be honest with you, I don't think it makes a bloody difference," Rothman tells Craig Fitzpatrick. "Everyone tried to make a deal out of it because The Smiths said something about it when David Cameron said he like The Smiths."

When reminded that Marr issued a pretty stringent ban...

...Rothman was aghast:

"Just ridiculous! I love The Smiths personally – they're one of my favourite bands. But that's just ridiculous to say that. How can you stop anyone listening to your music? It's so classist in a way. It's crazy."

For the full interview, pick up a copy of Hot Press (Love/Hate cover)


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