Friendly Fires have criticised the X-Factor for leaving former contestants "on the slag heap".
Speaking to Gigwise, singer Ed Macfarlane was asked whether he would ever want to join the judging panel for the ITV1 singing show.
In response to the question, Macfarlane jokingly described the show as "very light entertainment where (judges) compete to turn someone's life around for a year, and then ditch them and leave them on the slag heap - then find another young hopeful."
However, the frontman did admit to enjoying the audition stages of the talent show when he gets the chance: "I like the beginning stages – they’re quite funny."
But he said he normally prefers to watch comedy on television instead of TV talent shows, admitting he was a fan of the '90s sitcom Father Ted.
"I don’t really get the chance to watch much telly anyway, so if I do I’m going to be rewinding Father Ted rather than checking out the X-Factor," he said.
The band were speaking from the studio while working on a remix of 'Your Drums, Your Love' by new band AlunaGeorge for Bacardi Beginnings.
Macfarlane also spoke of Friendly Fires' past experiences of being bottled in Scotland in their early touring days, but said that this was "par for the course."
Friendly Fires are set to play Bestival on the Isle of Wight on 6-9 September, which organiser Rob Da Bank said he would quit if crowds started throwing urine at performers.
Friendly Fires are mentoring AlunaGeorge as part of the BACARDI Beginnings scheme and bursary.