The Courteeners: "We've only ever done our own thing"
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In an interview with NME, Liam Fray discussed how his band; The Courteeners, managed to outlive many of their peers and said:

“We’ve only ever done our own thing. We’ve never been part of ‘a scene’. If anything it’s been harder for us because we weren’t part of a scene. There’s loads of bands that came before us, mid-noughties stuff, like The Rakes and Maximo Park, The Cribs and bands like that. We loved all of them, but people seemed to lump them in with other people. We came out in 2008, so if anything, I think that’s a lot to do with why we didn’t get played on the radio.The radio was so sick of guitar bands by the time we came out, it was just the door was shut – it was kind of like ‘we’ve had enough now’. You could argue that we’re still here because we came out when it was on a down cycle. We didn’t get on the radio, we didn’t get the push that others got perhaps but in turn because nobody was getting a push, it meant there was nobody else really around in 2008 or 2009. We flew our own flag, and you know enough people were into it.”

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Source: NME