Bristol bands resigned to another 20 years of being compared to Massive Attack

Massive Attack, one of Bristol's most successful groups ever
Most Bristol musicians have reached a state of despairing acceptance at being constantly compared to Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky.
A survey of bands at the recent Arses for Ears mini-festival revealed that many musicians have given up trying to get local journalists to find more apt comparisons.

"For the minuscule amount of coverage we actually get, it's probably not worth the fuss" said Peter Twemp, keyboard player with violin-lead dubstep trio Madda Facker. "I mean, we do have a girl singing sometimes, just like those groups."

But not all musicians are happy at the lazy journalistic shorthand. Luke Drone, singer with post-post-rock band Fly! Bitches Fly! said "I'm so sick of being compared to tasteful trip-hop music for Habitat shoppers."

"Apart from the fact that we sound nothing at all like them, they're proper old now. Did you know that some of them were actually around before MySpace? I'm 19 years old and I'm pretty sure I was actually conceived to "Dummy", for fuck's sake. "

"Still, I guess it could be worse. They could be comparing us to Chikinki."