According to rock band Muse, the genre of “dubstep is the new rock and roll”. The group claim that much of their new music from upcoming album ‘The 2nd Law’ was influenced by the likes of Skrillex. However, rock band Skunk Anansie dismiss the statement, stating “It’s not the new rock and roll because rock and roll is rock and roll and dance and dubstep are two different artforms...They jump on the new artform to be trendy at the moment”. The band go on to say, in an interview with Gigwise, that “there are some analogies in that scene... [but] the world is missing a great big fat rock album”. Frontwoman Skin affirms that the band does take influence from many dance genres, but their work largely lies in rock music.
Skunk Anansie will release their next album ‘Black Traffic’ on 17th September this year. To coincide with their upcoming album, the band will perform at London’s ViIlage Underground in Shoreditch on 5th September. Check out the website for more details: http://www.villageunderground.co.uk/events/skunk-anansie
Why not have a listen to Muse’s album trailer below. Has dubstep become “the new Rock and Roll?”