LIAM GALLAGHER TAKES ON THE UK MUSIC SCENE

Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Pete Doherty - no-one’s safe from Liam’s tongue in NME’s exclusive interview…

LIAM GALLAGHER has hit out against the entire UK music scene in an exclusive and explosive interview with NME.

In the current issue of NME, out nationwide today (April 27), the singer has attacked Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Keane and Pete Doherty.

Speaking about Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos, Gallagher said: “He reminds me of fucking Right Said Fred. You put on ‘I’m To Sexy For My Fucking Thing’ next to their records and I bet you any money it’s the same person. It’s the same fucking person! He’s just gone on the Atkins diet and grown his hair! Not my thing at all. I don’t like quirky, weird music. It’s not my cup of tea all that nonsense, million miles an hour music that’s not going anywhere.”

Turning on Doherty, he added: “I’m not into smackheads. Smackheads need slaps… So what does the word Libertines mean? What does it mean? Freedom? He’s fucking in the corner doing smack with a helmet on his head! There’s nothing free about that. It’s nasty, innit? If the kids like them, fair enough, but they’re nowhere near like us. The music’s rubbish for start”.

Scissor Sisters – who claimed that Oasis lacked respect for the Glastonbury crowd following their muted performance at last year’s event – were also slammed by Liam who retorted saying: “If that’s what they call entertaining then let them ‘av it – bright colours and fucking weirdos on stilts? I’m more entertaining than that cunt. And I’ll rip his fucking vocal chords out anyday because he’s fucking rubbish.”

Even newcomers Bloc Party and Bloc Party weren’t safe from Gallagher’s acid tongue, with the singer describing the former as “a bad Blur” and the latter as “a band off University Challenge, like they’re sitting on a panel or something”.

However, in the band’s revealing interview, Gallagher did reserve praise for an unlikely star.

“It’s Charlotte Church for me, man,” he stated. “She could be the next Liam. She’s got a great voice and she f**king has it. She knows how to get f**king hammered and she freaks people out.”

Oasis’ new album ’Don’t Believe The Truth’ is set for release on May 30, and will be preceded by the single ’Lyla’ on May 16.

For the full interview with Oasis, get this week’s NME out nationwide today (April 27).