Popsters The Pipettes have exerted their girl power by laying into a number of their indie-boy contemporaries.
The Brighton three-piece â€“ currently riding on the crest of success from their debut album â€˜We Are The Pipettesâ€™ â€“ have slammed Razorlight, branded Dirty Pretty Things â€œthe worst band in the worldâ€ and called Pete Doherty â€œjust a celebrity whoâ€™s renowned for being a smack headâ€.
However, itâ€™s The Kooks who really get the girlsâ€™ goats - especially after witnessing Lily Allenâ€™s old stage-school mate Luke Pritchard claim their home-town crowd as his own when the bands played together at this yearâ€™s Great Escape festival.
Becki fumes in a new radio interview, â€œThey were like, â€˜Itâ€™s really nice to be home,â€™ and theyâ€™re not even from Brighton! Music integrity, please? Luke said, â€˜Itâ€™s something of a homecoming for me.â€™ F**k off!
â€œWe hate the Kooksâ€¦ we have to dislike them because they were made at the same stage school as Rooster!â€
Whilst Gwenno - who, as a native of Wales, is free from such territorial concerns - thinks the singer should improve his manners â€“ and his choice of head wear.
She says, â€œWhen he was on Jonathan Ross, he had his legs up on the sofa and he was just being a rude little boy. We havenâ€™t got the time for those kind of boysâ€¦ and that stupid straw hat he wears!â€
However, the band have only constructive criticism for fellow newcomers The Horrors â€“ advising them to pull their stylish fingers out if they want to fulfil their potential.
Becki explains, â€œThe Horrors could be a really great band, but they choose to be style over content, and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m a bit annoyed at them because they could be a really good band musically, but theyâ€™re just so lazy.
â€œThey never rehearse and just canâ€™t be arsed. They just go, â€˜Well, we look really good and thatâ€™s all that mattersâ€¦â€™ and that whole style over content thing is really annoying.â€
You tell â€˜em girls!