Bandmate sticks up for Ricky Wilson
However, speaking on the band’s blog, drummer Nick Hodgson has suggested the story is not correct.
Hodgson explained: “The way I see it is Ricky was out, started talking to some guy. He didn’t know he was a journalist (he didn’t have a voice recorder or a notepad – which explains why the quotes from Ricky didn’t sound like him at all).”
“He [Wilson] said that Oasis had disappeared….., which is fair enough conversation material on a late-night boozy do,” wrote Hodgson. “But the rest sounds like a load of made up in the morning journalistic interpretation. All the stuff about music fans seeing us as Oasis‘ successors – and how Ricky thinks the vocals are really shaping up. Crazy talk. The vocals are awful, only joking, they’re lovely.”