As per Stereogum writer Ryan Leas, Ryan Adams decided to have some fun at alt-J’s expense during his set at NOS Alive Festival in Portugal over the weekend, telling the crowd on behalf of him and his band, “We’re sorry about alt-J.” The band had played earlier at the festival, and Adams was apologizing to those watching him for enduring alt-J’s set.
Adams then went further, offering an even deeper diss: “It’s like a mosquito bite. If you ignore it, it’ll go away. I’m just kidding. I love Nickelodeon. It’s a great channel,” jabbed Adams, apparently insinuating that alt-J makes music for kids. Why he was prompted to say this, we don’t know. Our guess is that alt-J won’t respond, since they’re busy with the release of their latest album Relaxer and are generally pretty chill dudes.
Read our review of Relaxer here, and listen to an Adams performance from the Paste Cloud below.