Noel Gallagher has mocked his estranged brother, Liam Gallagher, following his performance at Glastonbury Festival 2019 and the impending release of his next solo album.
Taking up a major spot on the Pyramid Stage late on Saturday evening, Liam Gallagher performed a set which combined his recent solo material with an extensive back catalogue of Oasis hits.
Despite impressing the crowd at the time, Liam’s performance hit the headlines for different reasons when Noel Gallagher’s wife, Sara Macdonald, called Liam a “fat twat” via her social media channels while he was performing. In reaction, another family feud was created when Liam supposedly “threatened” Noel’s wife because of the comments.
Now, while speaking to the Guardian in a new wide-ranging interview, Noel was drawn into the conversation about Liam’s use of Oasis songs during his solo shows: “I’d read somewhere that it was a headline set in the making, so I thought: ‘Fucking hell, better watch this,’” he began.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed for a man in my entire life,” he said in reference to Liam’s performance at Glastonbury. “He’s pulled off the incredible magic trick of making those Oasis songs sound weedy and thin.
Noel Added: “And he looked like he was having the worst day of his life, walking around in what looks like a pair of my son’s pyjamas, shouting into a mic about some perceived injustice … if you can’t sing ’em, don’t play ’em!”
Generally speaking, Noel isn’t a fan of Liam’s solo music at all. “I don’t listen to the albums, because I can’t stand his voice. But I hear it on the radio,” he said when asked for his critical opinion. “I think it’s unsophisticated music. For unsophisticated people. Made by an unsophisticated man. Who’s giving unsophisticated orders to a load of songwriters who think they’re doing the Oasis thing.
“Which goes back to what I was saying before. You can turn the Marshall amp up to 12 all you want and do a bit of glam, but Oasis words were about including people, everyone in it together. And what I hear from him is just a load of bile … angry nonsense.”