Everyone loves a good rivalry, and Noel Gallagher is usually more than happy to oblige. Although the arch-nemesis of the famed Oasis guitarist will forever be his brother and former bandmate Liam, Noel has taken aim at another target this time around: The 1975.
While Gallagher has been on cycle in support of his brand new Council Skies album, he has continually been prodded by interviewers about comments made by Matty Healy of The 1975, saying that Oasis should “grow up… Get back together, stop messing around.”
In a conversation with Spin, Gallagher first responded by calling Healy “that fucking slack-jawed fuckwit” who “needs to go over how shit his band is and split up.”
In an interview with NME released the day after Council Skies hit shelves, Gallagher unloaded his shit cannon in the face of the 1975. The guitarist said: “Oasis’ influence, I think, was for people to fucking start a band in the first place. I do meet loads of guys who say that and that’s great. There are a lot of them around, it’s just a pity guitar music has become marginalized. You’ve either got to be rock, or that fucking [The] 1975. At the BRITs, The 1975 won Best Rock or some fucking shit.
“I was watching it with my kids, two teenage lads, thinking, ‘Is it me being a grumpy old man, or is this shit?’” added Gallagher. “They were both going, ‘Oh no, this is fucking shit’. The 1975, Best Rock Band? Someone needs to re-define that immediately, because that is… I don’t know what that is, but it’s certainly not fucking rock. Whatever rock is, that’s not it.”
For his part, Liam Gallagher has been significantly more reserved when it comes to Healy’s comments. Asked by a Twitter follower, “Matty Healy says you’re just wasting your time and you should stop being like children… what do you think?,” Liam responded simply, “It’s our time to waste who made [Healy] the boss of time.”
It’s our time to waste who made him the boss of time
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 6, 2023