Noel Gallagher has tempered suggestions that he could write songs for his brother Liam in the future, saying there is more chance of him working with Damon Albarn.
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Noel said that he would be happy to write songs for his brother and former Oasis bandmate and promised that they would be better than those released by Liam’s old band Beady Eye.
Now, in a new interview with Stereogum, Gallagher said that the chances of that actually happening are remote and that it’s more likely to see him embark on a lengthy project with Blur’s Damon Albarn.
“I don’t think he [Liam]’s the kind of person that would ask. Somebody said to me, ‘Would you consider writing songs for Liam?’ What am I supposed to say? ‘No, fuck off.’ OK. So it’s just like, ‘Yeah, I guess.’ Is it likely to happen? No, me and Damon making a double album is probably more likely to happen”.
Elsewhere in the interview, Noel dismissed the idea that Beyonce is a better “artist” than Beck, following Kanye West‘s comments at this year’s Grammy Awards. “Number one, somebody should buy that boy [Kanye West] a dictionary. And he needs to look up the fucking term ‘artistry’ and then see if it reminds him, in any way, of Beyoncé. If shaking your ass for a living is considered art, then she’s right up there, no?”
Gallagher continued: “We could boil this down to two separate things. Beck writes all his own music, OK? There you go, the end. You have to employ a fucking team of songwriters and eight producers and nine engineers, or you can sing it, hum it, play it yourself, I don’t know. You decide. I know what side of the fence I’m on.”
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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