Former Oasis Noel Gallagher did not mince words when speaking about the state of modern rock, specifically talking about The 1975.
Noel Gallagher shares his honest thoughts on The 1975
In the latest installment of NME‘s In Conversation series, Gallagher was asked if he feels his music with Oasis has had much of an influence on today’s crop of musicians, to which he said that he felt that guitar music had become “marginalised”. He also disputed the notion of The 1975 being a rock band.
“Oasis’ influence, I think, was for people to f***ing start a band in the first place,” he said. “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 marginalised. You’ve either got to be rock, or that f***ing [The] 1975. At the BRITs, The 1975 won Best Rock or some f***ing sh*t.
“I was watching it with my kids, two teenage lads, thinking, ‘Is it me being a grumpy old man, or is this sh*t?’ They were both going, ‘Oh no, this is f***ing sh*t’. 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.”
Gallagher recently called the band’s frontman Matty Healy a “slack-jawed f***wit” in response to Healy suggesting that both he and brother Liam needed to “grow up” and reform. because “there’s not one kid, not one person, going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig.”