I was left to carry two crates of beer back from the car at last year’s V Festival as two of my “friends” deserted me on the long walk back to the tent. To my surprise, they ran off to the main stage to see Girls Aloud perform. Needless to say, I was less than impressed.
Manufactured groups can often be a massive bore, however, the most successful reality group of all-time are more than just looks. They have received critical acclaim from some of the biggest names in rock-music for their constant ability to create original pop tunes rather than the same old dross some bands roll out.
Kele Okere, lead singer of Bloc Party, said they were his “favourite band at the moment, every new song seems to get better and better.”