He did however, admit that they 'have some tunes'
The former Oasis turned solo star has been very dismissive of Thom Yorke and co in the past – saying that they could ‘shit in a lightbulb’ and people would love it, and that his cat was more rock n’ roll. Now, Gallagher has repeated the claim in an interview with the Irish Independent, insisting: “Absolutely. Boots is a fucking demon.”
Defending the band, he continued “listen, they have done some great stuff” – but added that they “weren’t a party band”.
“No. This is the one thing that I am always going to hold against them,” said Gallagher. “My wife has a physical reaction to them, when she hears them. It’s like: ‘No – can’t do it. Once he [Thom Yorke] starts singing. Can’t do it.’ No, they’re not a party band. But I’ve got some of their tunes on my phone. But I’m never in the Radiohead moment where I’m thinking, ‘Oh, a bit of modern angst will do her!’”
“I’m aware that Radiohead have never had a fucking bad review,” Gallagher said in 2015. “I reckon if Thom Yorke fucking shit into a light bulb and started blowing it like an empty beer bottle it’d probably get 9 out of 10 in fucking Mojo. I’m aware of that.”
Gallagher added that despite all of Yorke’s critical acclaim, he still feels like he is the more beloved songwriter. “Technically, there’s better songwriters than I am. Guardian writers will tell you that,” he added. “Have other people’s songs ever really touched a generation, though? Radiohead? When do people listen to them? Is it when they go out, or is it when they come in? Because I’m struggling to think.”
Noel Gallagher releases his new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ on November 24.
Noel Gallagher tour dates
Noel Gallagher’s upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
Sun 22 April 2018 Brighton, Brighton Centre
Tue 24 April 2018 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Wed 25 April 2018 Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
Fri 27 April 2018 London, The SSE Arena Wembley
Mon 30 April 2018 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 1 May 2018 Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
Thu 3 May 2018 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Fri 4 May 2018 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sun 6 May 2018 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 7 May 2018 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 9 May 2018 Belfast, The SSE Arena
Thu 10 May 2018 Dublin, 3Arena