Noel Gallagher on Alt-J: ‘One of them’s got a moustache, and that’s unacceptable’

Gallagher also dismisses Taylor Swift's ability as a song-writer

Alt-J have become the latest victims of Noel Gallagher‘s sharp tongue with the former Oasis man admitting that he can’t accept their choices in facial hair.

Speaking in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher admits that he is a fan of the Alt-J song ‘Left Hand Free’ but that is as far as it goes.

“Alt-J can fuck right off as far as I’m concerned. It’s a great tune, and I paid 79 pence for it, but I am in no way a fan of Alt-J.” Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: “One of them’s got a moustache, and that’s unacceptable.”


Gallagher also dismissed the idea of Taylor Swift being a respectable song-writer. Swift, who like Gallagher, writes all of her own songs, was dismissed by the former Oasis man when it was suggested to him by the interviewer that people admire her skills.

“Who said that? Her parents?” he replied. “Who’s ‘people’? Name these people. You’re fucking lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you fucking know it.”

On Wednesday, it was also reported that Gallagher had jumped to Ed Sheeran’s defence after previously criticising the singer in an interview with NME earlier this year, in which he remarked that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley. “He’s a good lad and I won’t have a word said against him,” Gallagher said.

Noel Gallagher was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival yesterday. The singer, who releases his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on March 2, has previously criticised the state of the current British music scene because of its lack of working class musicians.

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