August 12, 2011 8:49

Noel Gallagher: ‘I wish I had written Mumford & Sons’ ‘The Cave’’

Noel calls Radiohead an "odd bunch" in the same interview

Noel Gallagher: ‘I wish I had written Mumford & Sons’ ‘The Cave’’

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is a fan of Mumford and Sons, saying that he wishes he had written their song, ‘The Cave’.

The former Oasis man explained that he’s into the London folk rockers, despite the waistcoats and the beards, and that he admires frontman Marcus Mumford’s distinctive vocals. Gallagher said:

I haven't heard anything that sounds as good as that. I don't mind them. A lot of fucking people hate them in England. I think it's the waistcoat and facial hair. I don't mind them. I think that guy's got a good voice... I wish had written that song. That's the biggest compliment I can pay whoever wrote that.


His thoughts differ from his brother Liam, who recently said of the band: "They look like fucking Amish people. You know, them ones with the big sideys that don't use electricity? Growing their own food and putting barns up. I need music to be a bit more sexy and played by people who look a bit fucking dangerous."

Noel Gallagher also talked about Radiohead in the interview with Rolling Stone, calling them “an odd bunch”.

They've been making the same record since 'Kid A'. But this needs to be said. I don't own any of their records, but every time I've seen them live, they've fucking blown me away. It was like, "Wow, fucking listen to that! How do you fucking make that shit come out of those speakers… But have I ever had a moment where I fucking sat down and thought, "Do you know what this calls for? This calls for 'Paranoid Android!' Get it on!" No. I've never had that moment.


He addressed calls for an Oasis reunion in the interview, saying: “I don't need the fucking money, but I think it's a shame that songs like ‘Champagne Supernova’, ‘Rock 'N' Roll Star’, ‘The Importance of Being Idle’ and ‘The Shock of the Lightning’ will never be played again. In a stadium. That kind of fills me with sadness. The money is kind of irrelevant.”



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