Noel Gallagher says his scissors player is “snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam’s sanity”

Noel admits he knew it would annoy his brother

Noel Gallagher has discussed his band’s infamous scissors player, saying that she’s “snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam‘s sanity”.

During his performance with the High Flying Birds on Jools Holland earlier this month, the former Oasis guitarist had a member of his live band playing a pair of scissors.

The incident went viral online, with brother Liam responding at the time by tweeting that he had “somebody sharpening a pencil” in his band. Liam then appeared to mock Noel when he had someone peeling a potato at one of his own gigs.


After describing his scissors-playing bandmate – Charlotte Marionneau of Le Volume Courbe – as the “greatest thing” he’s ever seen, Noel has now admitted that he knew it would annoy Liam.

Speaking to Radio X, Noel recalled what he told bass player Russell Pritchard when Marionneau first pulled out the scissors: “I went ‘Do you know what that sound is? That’s the sound of Liam glassing himself’. We laughed.”

Liam and Noel Gallagher
Liam and Noel Gallagher

Noel went on to add: “Then on the night it was on the TV, somebody quipped: ‘It’s almost like she’s snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam’s sanity!’ We laughed all the way home.”

“I adore that girl, she’s amazing,” he added of Marionneau. “She means it, this is not a joke.”

In the same interview, Noel shared an amazing anecdote about meeting Matthew McConaughey and dismissed claims he sounds like Ricky Martin.


Meanwhile, Noel released his new High Flying Birds album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ today (November 24). Read the NME review here.

Earlier this week, Noel dismissed claims he’d “coordinated” his album release with Liam for “publicity”. He stated: “It’s slightly annoying. My shit is not reacting [to Liam’s album]. It’s not reactionary on that level to anybody’s.

“When your record’s ready, it goes, and that’s the end of it, and if it’s near to the other fellow’s, then that’s it,” he said.

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