The Horrors singer Faris Badwan has commented on the recent plagiarism row surrounding the artwork to new single 'Machine'.
The track arrived online last week, a crunching, neo-industrial return that presented The Horrors at their most physical, at their most visceral.
The artwork immediately caught attention, with some people online comparing it to the work of Arca collaborator Jesse Kanda.
A plagiarism row quickly swept across social media, before a backlash began which contrasted Jesse Kanda's own work with that of Horrors collaborator Chris Cunningham.
Jesse Kanda even issued the following statement:
my statement regarding The Horrors artwork, originality, territoriality and what I learned from this experience. thank you pic.twitter.com/mGqLvGolgg— Jesse Kanda (@jessekanda) June 15, 2017
The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan spoke to Beats 1 presenter Matt Wilkinson at the weekend, and commented on the row:
"I thought it was very funny. I thought it was really funny actually, just the way it unfolded. First of all, I think Jesse Kanda is really great, I really like his work, I love everything he does. I watched it unfold on Twitter, and I think he made a comment that implied that he thought we were ripping him off. And then, I watched a whole stream of people create a grid comparing his work to Chris Cunningham’s."
"I don’t know about me, but I’ve watched it happen to other people, it happens everyday to someone, and it’s such a, it’s so particular to now, so indicative to the time we’re living in, it’s kind of interesting."
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