Kaiser Chiefs hit back at Oasis’ Noel Gallagher

Band suggest Gallagher is after publicity

Kaiser Chiefs have hit back at OasisNoel Gallagher, who recently made disparaging remarks about the Leeds band.

Noel Gallagher recently criticised Kaiser Chiefs, comparing them to The Monkees and saying that he didn’t like the band despite the fact that he “did drugs for 18 years”.

Kaiser Chiefs‘ drummer Nick Hodgson has since hit back at Gallagher, implying that the Oasis man is seeking publicity for his band’s forthcoming new album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’.

“We’re definitely not offended but I do actually like it, I think it’s a bit of sport,” he told BBC Newsbeat after the band’s V Festival appearance in Chelmsford yesterday (August 17).

“It is funny though,” he continued, “because it does happen [Gallagher criticising bands] every single time they put out an album. And the last two albums it’s been us [getting the brunt of it].

“When I was 17 and Noel was going on about Blur I was watching it, and now I’m 30 and he’s 50 and he’s talking about us, it’s brilliant.”

Kaiser Chiefs headlined the 4Music stage at the V Festival last weekend (August 16 and 17).

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