Young Fathers might have won the Mercury Prize with their debut album, Dead, and received critical acclaim for its follow-up, White Men Are Black Men Too - but Gareth Gates (the voice of talent and musicianship) would like you all to know that the band "offend" him.
The band performed on the Other Stage on Saturday afternoon (27 June), showcasing tracks from their two albums, both of which innovatively blend elements of hip hop with krautrock and electro-pop. Gareth Gates didn't like it.
The Pop Idol runner-up (and if that doesn't give him license to pass judgement, then what does?) took to Twitter to say, "Watching Glastonbury... Bands like 'Young Fathers' offend me. Is this talent? Is this musicianship? No. It's shit."
Watching Glastonbury... Bands like 'Young Fathers' offend me. Is this talent? Is this musicianship? No. It's shit.— Gareth Gates (@Gareth_Gates) June 27, 2015
Thankfully, the good people of Twitter were on hand to bring Gates' unwarranted, unqualified opinions down a peg or two.
@Gareth_Gates Not enough X factor? Maybe they should've taken the manufactured route to anonymity...— chrisskudder (@ChrisSkudderSky) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates they write and produce all their own material and won a mercury prize. U don't even have a Nandos black card anymore.— NicholasJames (@DJNickG) June 27, 2015
.@Gareth_Gates but your cover of 'Spirit in the Sky' will go down in history, right? x— Jordan (@jordanstevens) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates you made yourself look like a jealous amateur. Enjoy crying into your cornflakes. Glasgow has taken note.— Halina Rifai (@halina1979) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates They couldn't smash it at a Haven caravan park like you.— Paul McGinley (@PaulMcGinley77) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates if it was only you up there singing with the kumars mate. That would be fucking magic...— Craig Mcintosh (@Crrreg) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates lol shut the fuck up— fabri (@fabripav) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates I can't believe I used to fancy you when I was 7— Holly Jones (@hollium) June 27, 2015
@Gareth_Gates You were the runner up in a glorified karaoke contest. Back in your fucking box.— Gareth (@vetusmemoria) June 27, 2015
He did have at least one supporter though, just in case you're starting to feel a bit sorry for him.
@Gareth_Gates No-one comes close to you in my opinion, you have so much talent. xx— Linda Patrick (@LindaMag) June 27, 2015
Young Fathers' second album, White Men Are Black Men Too, was released in Aprl.