Rixton: Justin Bieber is a 'great lad'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 August 2014

This article is from 2014.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Rixton have jumped to Justin Bieber's defence and claim he's actually a "great lad" despite the negative press he receives

Rixton think Justin Bieber "is a great lad."

The boy band - consisting of Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin and Lewis Morgan - have jumped to the 20-year-old singer's defence following his altercation with Orlando Bloom last week in Ibiza.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Jake, 21, said: "Justin is a great lad and really good to us. But if we hadn't met him we would be on the same bandwagon saying 'What an a***hole' like everyone else.

"Then when you meet someone you realise it's not fair and all blown out of proportion."

However, it's not just Justin the 'Wait on Me' hitmakers think is misunderstood as they believe rapper Kanye West is also made out to be a bad guy as well.

Jake explained: "It's the same with Kanye West. We were scared he would rant at us like people in the media make out.

"But he came up to us with no security and casually said: 'Hey guys, how you doing?' So we asked for a picture and he was like: 'Sure, jump in.'

"We chatted to him, fist-bumped him, and made him laugh - that's my biggest moment of glory"

Meanwhile, the four-piece - who share the same management as Justin, Scooter Braun - have hit out at those who question their ability on their upcoming album.

Jake explained: "The album kicks off with a huge a cappella song with layers of harmonies. It's a Boyz II Men or Beach Boys sort of thing.

"We wanted to start with that as a statement, then you hear us plug in our guitars and crank it up for the rest of the album."

Justin Bieber

The Canadian singer and teen heartthrob brings his Purpose World Tour to the UK. Beliebers can look forward to hearing 'Sorry', 'What Do You Mean?' and 'Love Yourself'.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sun 2 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

With Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Anne-Marie, Naughty Boy, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna Of The North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Fri 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 277 7888

With Halsey.

Rixton

Manchester-based pop act that's opened for Justin Bieber, in case you were wondering.

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