Despite having been formed in London, Gavin Rossdale’s band Bush have only found critical success with one album in the UK, 1996’s Razorblade Suitcase.
However, pushing their latest effort in their homeland, the rockers appeared on their frontman’s show, The Voice, on Saturday night.
And despite him being a deciding factor in the future of the show’s hopefuls, Gavin, 51, left some viewers at home less-than-impressed with his own vocals.
Following Bush’s performance of Mad Love fans took to Twitter to express their delight with the band, however, other viewers were unimpressed with the Gavin’s vocals – with some even struggling to recall if they’d heard of the band.
“I honestly have never ever heard a Bush song. After hearing that one, I now know why,” wrote one scathing critic.
Another one particularly antagonistic viewer, tweeted: “Gavin Rossdale performance reminds me of busted… cant sing haha [sic].”
Some viewers were more kind with their criticism thanks to Gavin winning over fans on his debut series of The Voice.
“I like Gavin, but rubbish song,” opined one fan, @terryh14, while another jokingly tweeted: “Gavin was so nervous during his performance, gasping and breathless. Take a chill pill, you’re a pro remember!”
But despite the critics unleashing their forthright opinions, the Glycerine rockers managed to impress a fair few viewers as well.
“Loving the performance,” agreed “pieamypie, while @ShirleyBrain13 opined: “Gavin you were amazing on the Voice….love your song xx.”
Another happy viewer tweeted: “Pure talent and @GavinRossdale Gavin is just Devine x.”
Gavin and his band, who formed in London in 1992, have just dropped their seventh studio album, Black And White Rainbows, and are currently preparing to hit the road.
Bush will play an intimate show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush empire on Tuesday 14 March, but not before Gavin has to whittle his own six contestants down to three on Sunday’s live knock-out show.
The fourth and final knock-out stage of the Voice UK airs on ITV on Sunday at 7:45pm.