MUSICIANS are hurling touchscreen devices from hotel room windows as televisions are no longer part of the zeitgeist.
Tablet throwing is now musicians’ default act of hotel-based vandalism, as acts are concerned about being associated with dated technology.
Label manager Emma Bradford said “From a branding perspective, television throwing completely alienates the download generation.
“Potential fans are more impressed by the destruction of a full size iPad with retina display, but the acts who chuck Samsung Galaxies tend to shift the most merch.
“Also a lot of bands have vegan diets and lack the upper-body strength to lift even a flat-screen television.”
Bassist Julian Cook said: “It’s less about watching a large object exploding in a shower of glass and more about product placement.
“Smartphone companies are catching on. We got given a load of HTCs ‘for the window’, but I kept mine and gave it to my Mum.
“Plus it’s harder to open a hotel window than ever before, and if that gets damaged, you’ve lost your deposit and you’re sleeping in a draught.”
Tom Booker, an 80s punk veteran said: “In my day, most of the rooms we stayed in didn’t even have windows, so we’d put the telly in the bath and electrocute whoever was in it.”