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Calvin Harris: 'The charts got depressing'
Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris' new album is expected to be released this year

Calvin Harris has described the state of music in the charts over the past couple of years as 'very depressing'.

The Scottish dance star said the number of guitar bands in recent times had been 'boring'.

Calvin Harris was speaking as he missed out on the award for Best Contemporary Song at the Ivor Novellos.

Harris said: "Things got very depressing, things got very boring with indie band after indie band - it became known as indie-landfill."

Charts change

"There's no more accurate description for the state that music was in," he continued.

Harris and Dizzee Rascal were attending the awards held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel but missed out to Elbow in the category of Best Contemporary Song.

Commenting on an apparent increase in dance music Harris said: "I think people have just realised they just want to have fun for a while.

"I think the summer's coming around…we're in a recession people want to have fun, people want to forget about their worries.

"They want to listen to Bonkers, they want to listen to the new Basement Jaxx single and I think that's a good thing, I love happy music."

Calvin Harris will spend the summer playing festivals including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Creamfields.

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