BLOC PARTY singer Kele Okereke has slammed American rockers Green Day for exploiting post-Iraq anti-Americanism to sell records.

The British SO WE ARE hitmaker was overwhelmed by the negativity at one of the band's recent gigs and is disappointed by the AMERICAN IDIOT rockers' pessimistic stance.

He says, "I recently went to see Green Day play in Norway and was really disappointed. The whole premise of the new record seems to be dissatisfaction.

"They seem to be riding on this pubic sentiment of anti-Americanism among teens across the world. It just seems to be the emptiest of sound bites and that's something we were always conscious of trying to avoid."

28/07/2005 09:17