By Philip Cosores
It took CHVRCHES months and the prodding of a reporter to make mild digs at Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda regarding his previous comments that could easily be construed as critical of CHVRCHES, chiefly his naming the band (and others) as “Disney commercial music.”
Shinoda did not need nearly that much time to fire back, taking to his namesake website last night to unleash a rant about the whole situation, easily as critical of the media as he is of the Scottish thorns in his side.
“As we released THE HUNTING PARTY, I spoke on various occasions about the inspiration of the album,” Shinoda begins. “Part of the answer is that the album is a response to a surplus of danceable, safe, indie-pop music that’s taken over ‘rock.’ A year ago, we knew the indie-pop thing was a style that our band is capable of making. But we were not interested in pursuing it. Why? Because there is a LOT of it out there. It seemed far more exciting for us to go against the grain.”