The director of new Oasis documentary Supersonic has admitted he is convinced the band will get back together one day.
Speaking at a special preview screening at Festival No 6 on Sunday night (September 4), Mat Whitecross said: “Neither of them have discounted the idea of getting back together. It will happen, I’m sure. The idea of never seeing them again for me is impossible.”
He continued: “Noel said everyone is always coming up to them giving them advice about how they are going to mend this relationship. He’s friends with Chris Martin and he said Chris should quit the music business and become a therapist because every week he goes ‘Look this is how you are going to patch up the band’. Noel said look no one knows us like we know each other and it will happen when it happens but we can’t force it. Liam was like ‘He’s full of shit’ and Noel’s like ‘He’s full of shit’.”
Whitecross added: “Noel said unless it was an obscene amount of money what would be the point in any of them getting back together. Liam is like ‘No fuck it we were great.’ So I think they’ve still got it. They should go out and give it a go. I feel people out there want it so I hope they get it.”
Supersonic documents the band’s rise to fame over a period of three years up to their career pinnacle at Knebworth and features hours of footage of new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallager, their mother and members of the band and road crew.
Three clips from the film were previewed for the first time ever at the session last night. One clip featured footage of Liam and Noel arm wrestling on the floor before an early Top Of The Pops appearance.
Recent audio footage also plays over the scene with Noel opening up about their relationship.
“(Our relationship) is about a power struggle that’s what it is,” Noel reveals. “It’s about me being in charge and everybody directing everything towards me and Liam being pissed off about it. That’s basically what starts it all.”
Liam adds: “I think it all boils down to the fact that when he bought a stereo years ago and we shared a room, I think one night I’d come in pissed and I couldn’t find the light switch so I pissed all over his new stereo. I think it basically boils down to that. He’s held that grudge ever since. Let go of them bridges brother.”
Another clip also documents their first experience in Japan and how they experienced Beatle-mania.
“We arrived in Japan and there were like a thousand girls at the airport,” Noel explains. “I was like fucking hell. They followed us everywhere, outside hotels, in the fucking foyer, outside your room, in your fucking room, everywhere you went. It was like mania. It was like what we’d always read about.”
Liam then says: “Guigs (former bassist Paul McGuigan) wasn’t too fussed on it. He was like ‘What’s the fuss about?’ and I said ‘Me you fucking lunatic that’s what the fuss is about.'”
Supersonic is out in UK cinemas on October 2.