Adam Anderson has spoken out in defence of One Direction…surprisingly.
The Hurts star felt compelled to stick up for the X Factor singers, after they came under fire from all sides this month, following their win of the Global Success gong at the Brit Awards.
Jake Bugg branded the band ‘terrible’, Paloma Faith said they do not deserve to be compared to The Beatles, Matthew Fox hates the fact that his daughter is a 1D fan and Noel Gallagher is proud that he and Damon Albarn ignored the boys at the awards ceremony.
Anderson was sitting next to the fab fivesome at The Brits and he told Gigwise that he thinks people need to give them an easier time. He explained:
“I think they seem like decent lads and they’re having fun. If you were 19 and in their position then you would have fun.
“I think they should be left alone really. It’s good for the equilibrium of pop to have boybands.”
Adam thinks it’s a good thing for the UK music industry to have local artists selling well around the globe and after all, One Direction boast the third and fourth best selling albums in the world in 2012.
Anderson added: “At the end of the day they [One Direction] are a big export for music in this country. If One Direction and Adele raise the profile for British acts then fair enough.”
He thinks perhaps Brits organisers could have planned their ceremony better and added some different styled acts to the lineup. He thinks had they done that the event wouldn’t have been branded ‘boring.’
“I think there was an absence of a certain type of band which was the problem, but that’s just timing.
“It is what it is. It was still a good laugh and a good party afterwards. You make your own fun sometimes.”