- 27 Mar 03
"To do away with this very special and uniquely Irish music programme would be a great disservice to diversity in a time of unprecedented homogeny", say the band
The Frames are the latest band to express their support for No Disco which, as reported in the current issue of Hot Press, has been axed by RTE.
In an official statement, the band say: "Whether hosted by Donal Dineen, Unaneen Fitzsimons or Leagues O'Toole, it has consistently brought music videos to the public from those who would otherwise have not got an airing on mainstream television. We therefore despair at its threatened future. No Disco should be appreciated by RTE as a programme that has provided a unique service to the Irish public and to Irish music.
"In a time of brand names, No Disco represents all that is interesting and original in Irish youth culture. To do away with this very special and uniquely Irish music programme would be a great disservice to diversity in a time of unprecedented homogeny. We urge the National Broadcaster to reconsider its intentions, realise the value of No Disco and allow it to continue to support Irish music."
Meanwhile, the www.petitiononline.com/thumped/petition.html site which has been set up to protest against No Disco's cancellation has just reached the 3,000 signature mark.