The Snuts halt show and call out male fans behaving like ‘animals’

West Lothian indie rockers The Snuts halted their headline show in Oxford on Sunday night, following what they say was inappropriate behaviour by some members of the audience.

Monday, 8th November 2021, 3:24 pm
Updated Monday, 8th November 2021, 5:44 pm
The Snuts halted their headline show in Oxford on Sunday night, following what they say was inappropriate behaviour by some men in the audience.

The Whitburn band, whose debut album WL hit the No.1 spot earlier this year, were performing at the O2 Academy – but stopped performing midway through their set, due to to the behaviour of “male fans” who were making others feel “unsafe”.

In a statement on Instragam, the band said: “Apologies to everyone for stopping tonight's show. We are absolutely furious to learn about the behaviour of male fans at our show in Oxford.

“This is a male problem and it is only the responsibility of males to stamp it out. No one should ever feel unsafe at gigs and it's your responsibility to report and call out your friends if they are acting like animals.

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“You don't get to act like that at our shows.”

In April, The Snuts denied US pop star Demi Lovato top spot in the album charts after a closely-fought race.

Fronted by 26-year-old singer and guitarist Jack Cochrane, young band also become the first Scottish band in 14 years to enter at number one with their debut, since The View’s Hats Off To The Buskers in 2007.

Titled WL, the album pays tribute to the Whitburn Loopy, the trouble-makers and youths from their hometown, and was backed in the race for number one by fellow chart-topping Scot Lewis Capaldi.

“This one is for all the fans who have proved that it’s possible to get a band like us to number one,” they said.

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