Speaking to The Guardian, Faith said that the music industry was “scared” of politics and artists were unwilling to speak out on political issues.
Folk-punk star Turner, however, told Your Election 15 that he thought the comments were “a touch facile”.
“The music industry is very comfortable with one very specific type of politics – essentially Labour left,” said the singer-songwriter, who released rage-fuelled political track ‘Thatcher F**ked the Kids’ in 2006.
“There’s an awful lot of groupthink though, and you get a vicious reaction if you ever step outside the pre-ordained lines of commentary, which isn’t the same thing as being afraid of politics per se.”
Turner received death threats in 2012 after a Guardian piece unearthed comments he had made in interviews that hinted at right-wing political views.
He was forced to clarify his position and now describes himself as a classical liberal.
Asked whether he thought musicians should engage more with politics, he said: “I don’t think musicians should do much of anything other than make music.”