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Noel Gallagher responds to Sleaford Mods insult: 'Blood on my hands? I've got champagne in the bath'

Gallagher was responding to Sleaford Mods' comments that he was 'too retro'

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Noel Gallagher has responded to Sleaford Mods' claims he has "blood on his hands" following the success of Oasis by comparing the Nottingham duo to the Viz cartoon character Brown Bottle and declaring "I've got blood on my hands and fucking champagne in the bath".

In the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Gallagher was asked whether Sleaford Mods were an answer to the lack of "working class rage" in British music that the former Oasis man had previously bemoaned.

"They're like fucking Brown Bottle in Viz," he said. "There's no joy in that, is there? It's just two guys, one clearly mentally ill, who's just shouting like Brown Bottle about fucking cider and fucking shit chicken. Yeah, that would've been fun wouldn't it, at Knebworth. 'Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and while we're all here', while all the people at the back are on acid and E, 'round of applause for the miners, wahey'. Fuck off."

He continued: "Oasis were raging, but we were raging joy and the sun was out in the songs, if you can't see the rage and the yearning to better yourself in rock 'n' roll style you're dead to me. And protest songs: fucking bollocks. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' is a protest song, and the message in that is 'Fuck your recession and fuck you and your government, we’re gonna have a great time.'"

Moving onto Sleaford Mods' comments that he had "blood on his hands" for making things too retro, Gallagher said: "Yeah. Well tell them from me that I’ve got blood on my hands and fucking champagne in the bath."

Gallagher's High Flying Birds release new album 'Chasing Yesterday' on March 2. The album features the single 'In The Heat Of The Moment' as well as Johnny Marr collaboration 'Ballad Of The Mighty I'. It was previously reported that Gallagher had expressed his dismay at the fact that Ed Sheeran will play three gigs at Wembley Stadium later this year, by stating "I don't think I can live in a world where that’s even possible". Sheeran later responded: "I can. It's really enjoyable."

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