Brits nominated singer finds 1D and other acts suffer without a real band behind them

One Direction concerts are always a sell-out but quirky singer Paloma Faith is not impressed.

Paloma, 27, who is nominated for two Brit awards, says artists without a ‘proper band’ behind them such as the 1D boys are missing a trick.

‘I think a lot of artists now don’t have a proper band behind them,’ she says. ‘That allows you to be more spontaneous, mix things up.

‘A lot of the time when you go to shows of acts like One Direction it just sounds like the album, a pre-recorded gig.

‘There’s no banter between songs, it’s all robotic. It’s sad.’

Paloma also has a few words for musicians who charge fans hundreds of pounds to see them. 

‘Because I’m a socialist, I think it’s disgusting when Madonna and co set ticket prices at £300,’ she tells the Daily Mirror. ‘I don’t believe in elitism.’

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