Bands Vs Bands: Oli Sykes Chats Fall Out Boy, Jono Yates Disses Set It Off
Can't we all just get along?
It’s been a busy 24 hours of musicians unleashing their opinions about other musicians – first up, Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon has been comparing his band’s evolution that of Fall Out Boy, and Jono Yates, of the now defunct Blitz Kids, has thrown shade at Set It Off on Twitter. Honestly, it’s like a school canteen in here, the amount of snarking going on…
Oli of BMTH was chatting to Billboard magazine about their smash hit record That’s The Spirit, and replying to the comments and criticism that Bring Me have dramatically changed their sound since their early days of metal.
He believes that it’s natural for a band’s sound to evolve, even to such an extreme extent – it’s something that has definitely worked in Fall Out Boy’s favour, considering they are now playing arena shows across the globe.
“We came from a metal background, so I guess we will always feel connected and relevant to the genre,” Oli said. “I guess we are as much a metal band now as Fall Out Boy are a pop-punk band.” Fair enough!
Jono Yates, on the other hand, was not being interviewed for Billboard – for some reason he just fancied taking a pop at Set It Off, and unleashed a right spat on Twitter after calling them ‘a disgrace’. (Warning there's some effing and blinding in these tweets...)
Naturally, this upset both Set It Off and their pals in the industry, including Candy Hearts and Mike Ferri of We Are The In Crowd…
Jono wasn’t backing down, despite fans of all the bands involved telling him to leave it out, and the mean ol’ snark-fest continued…
However, Cody from Set It Off had the final word on the matter:
Blitz Kids broke up earlier in 2015, cancelling a planned UK tour back in July. Set it Off have just released a new video for their single 'Wild Wild World' and are currently on tour in the UK and Europe. Perhaps Jono is just a little bit bitter…
By Georgina Langford