The Straits Times reports that while other indie bands eagerly name drop ‘serious’ bands like the Beta Band, Black Flag or even Blur as influences, Travis frontman Fran Healy openly declares his love for boybands and even Britney Spears. He said: “The Backstreet Boys are great. Hands up. I love them. There’s this guy called Max Martin who just sits and bangs out these absolutely amazing songs for Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. You know that song, ‘I Want It That Way’? I love that one. They just sing it, splash it out the way it should be sung. There’s no ego involved.”
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