Belle & Sebastian slag off Steps
This is from the TOTP website:
“Steps have been verbally slapped around by arch-enemies Belle & Sebastian, who’ve suggested their music is a tragedy! The Scottish indie band restarted the feud that has been running since Belle & Sebastian won the 1999 Best Newcomer Brit Award ahead of Steps. The low-key indie group’s win was put down to a semi-dubious mobilisation of their loyal fan-base which, it was claimed, robbed Steps of their rightful trophy. B&S rarely speak to the media, but at a recent press conference hit out at Steps, calling them” freaks” and adding: “they’re like a strange holiday camp group.” However B&S gave H and the gang credit for their ‘happy campers’ pastiche, and admitted that: “they do sell a zillion times more records than us, so good for them”. Belle & Sebastian have stated that one of their wishes is to do Top of the Pops! If they can learn the dance steps to ‘Tragedy’ we’re sure it can be arranged!”
Also, WorldPop are the sponsors for the current Steptacular arena tour.