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Friday 31 October 2014

Deez hoping for better reviews

Darwin Deez is hoping for more positive reviews

Darwin Deez has said he hopes to change reviewers' minds with his latest album.

The New York singer-songwriter complained that reviews of his first album criticised the songs for all sounding the same, but that was his intention.

He said: "I just hate them when they miss the point and then sound like the voice of God because they think they know best. The album was the way it was because I wanted it to be like that, not some mistake or an indication of a lack of talent.

"It's just a shame people believe journalists when they're wrong. Even I believed it! But then if they have opinion that's wrong, it's still a legitimate opinion, it's just up to me to change their mind second time around, and I hope I did that."

Darwin also talked about his dancing which he said he picked up from a friend's band.

He said: "People seemed to love it, so I haven't been able to stop. And I don't think indie singers are supposed to dance, so I see it as a rebellion, and I like that."

:: Darwin Deez plays the Reading And Leeds Festival on August 24 and 25. For more information, go to www.readingfestival.com and www.darwindeez.com.

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