The world got used to stop to read what the brothers Gallagher have to say, even if it is an atrocity.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio Four as part of their Master Tapes series, Noel Gallagher comented the state of English music today: “Can you name me the last great band that came out of this country?” the frontman of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds answered: “There’s not really been any great bands in the last 10 years.”
Noel also make reference to the lack of a “working class” voice in the contemporary music industry, redirecting the message to Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian for not inspiring in the last decade another wave of bands : “Shame on those two bands for a start because they didn’t inspire anybody else,…The working classes have not got a voice any more. There doesn’t seem to be a noise coming from the council estates, you know what I mean?”. He also dared to say : “There’s not really been any great bands in the last 10 years,”.
A little messy of the ideas, because last year Gallagher was feeling slightly more positive when he reviewed the year in music he said that “Half of the Arctic Monkeys record is really good. You know, the other half is like, ‘Eh, yeah’ – but half of it is really fucking good” and summed up music in the UK by saying, “It’s kind of like going back to what alternative music was before Oasis ruined everything by being massive.”
Well Noel, we are anxious to listen High Flying Birds second album. Hope it can influenced more bands!
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