Gallagher was in attendance to claim this year’s Godlike Genius Award. On the red carpet, we took a moment to ask him about what it means – where he took a dig at previous winner brother Noel, and his recent album of ‘cosmic pop’.
“I don’t know, there have been a lot of knobheads that have won this award,” Gallagher told NME. “I know what it’s like to be me, you know what I mean? Has it changed me? No, I always thought I was Godlike from the day I was fucking born – and no award ain’t gonna change it.”
Asked about his plans for 2018, Gallagher replied: “Hopefully the same, man. I guess the pressure is off a little bit. The last year was mega, so hopefully we can just go in and do some festivals, get in the studio and do a little more – but it will be less pressure.”
And as for his next album?
“I just want to make good music, you know what I mean? I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, you know what I mean? I don’t want to do cosmic pop. I don’t want to make grime music. I want to make good music with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”
Gallagher will close the evening by accepting the Godlike Genius Award and with a live set. Stay tuned to NME for the latest awards news, and watch all the live action here.