Noel Gallagher is back again, this time he has been slagging off the Arctic Monkeys’ frontman Alex Turner.
Noel claimed that: I’d rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle than listen to Alex Turner.” Strong words from the Mancunian, who has been having a go at a load of artists for their lack of charisma.
Gallagher feels like the rock n’ roll attitude has disappeared from the current music scene, blaming bland acts like James Blunt and Ed Sheeran for its demise.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, he bemoaned the lack of “characters” in music today and claimed that “alternative thinking is on the way out”.
Gallagher said: “There doesn’t seem to be any characters any more. When you have proper characters, the music sort of becomes secondary – it looks after itself. Look at bands like The Smiths and The Jam – all great characters.”
Then he took aim at Alex Turner. “I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn’t you? Alternative thinking is on its way out. They just don’t make for great copy. Is it any coincidence that all the indie labels got bought up by the major labels and things have started to get boring?”
He previously had a pop at Ed Sheeran saying: “I remember the Brits in 1994 – we were all s**t-faced on drugs. The new names like James Blunt, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J – they defer to the [record] labels. The bands that I grew up with had a healthy dose of indifference and contempt towards their labels. That has gone.”
Noel Gallagher’s new album titled Chasing Yesterday will be released in early March. Speaking about the upcoming LP, he claimed that it’s the Irish in him that makes him a comfortable writer.