In a recent interview with NME, Noel Gallagher of Oasis discussed his new album, artificial intelligence, Robert Smith, Johnny Marr, and The 1975. Gallagher was upset when Matt Healy of The 1975 won the Brit award for best rock/alternative act. He stated: “I think Oasis influenced people to start a band in the first place.” I meet a lot of guys who say that, which is fantastic. There are many of them; it’s simply a shame guitar music has gotten marginalized. You have to be rock or that fucking [The] 1975.
The 1975 won Best Rock or some fucking shit at the BRITs.” According to Gallagher, rock music is changing and evolving into something entirely new. His next statement on The 1975 being labeled “rock,” like the prior one, was pessimistic. The singer went on to say: “I was watching it with my kids, two teenage boys, and I was thinking, ‘Is it just me being a grumpy old man, or is this shit?” They were both thinking to themselves, ‘Oh no, this is fucking awful’. Best Rock Band: The 1975? Someone needs to re-define that right away because… I’m not sure what that is, but it’s not fucking rock. That’s not it, whatever rock it is.”
Gallagher has previously shown his dislike for Healy. Gallagher was interviewed by The Spin a few weeks ago, initially to discuss his new High Flying Birds album ‘Council Skies,’ and was asked if he saw what Healy said about Oasis, to which he responded: “Oh, that slack-jawed fuckwit.” “What exactly did he say?” According to the interview, Healy enjoys Oasis and thinks they’re incredibly awesome. Gallagher, on the other hand, does not want it even mentioned. In response to Healy’s thoughts, he says: “[…] He needs to discuss how bad his band is and split up.” ‘Council Skies’ is now available. Gallagher is currently on tour with Garbage in the United States, and will return soon for future UK and European dates. You may view the schedule and purchase tickets here.