Wolf Alice's Theo Ellis has responded to Noel Gallagher's recent diatribe against the state of modern music, saying, "It's just boring. It's just he who shouts the loudest... is usually the mod stupid fucking idiot."
The former Oasis frontman was even more bitter than usual in a recent interview with Esquire, during which he called One Direction "cocksuckers" and asked, "Who gives a shit what Ellie Goudling is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my fucking mind."
He also said, "Alex Turner [of Arctic Monkeys], Miles Kane, the guys from Royal Blood. They’ve got the fucking skinny jeans and the boots, and all that eyeliner. I’ve got a cat that’s more rock’n’roll than all of them put together. Pigeons? Rips their fucking heads off."
Speaking to Gigwise of Gallagher's outlook, Wolf Alice's Theo Ellis said, "Well he’s old as fuck so he should probably chill out. [Just] because you’ve been a successful musician, you’re not some kind of strange elder that hangs out on a cliff somewhere in mod world watching out. There’s no point in shouting loudly about other people and then not doing that much creative stuff."
He continued, "I mean, I love Oasis, I think Noel Gallagher’s an incredible songwriter, but I think that whole father-time old miser, rock 'n roll character thing doesn’t breed creativity, it’s just being mean to people. And that’s a bit dull. But, you know, he’s also really funny."
He added, "Maybe he should try writing some fucking tunes, because his solo stuff’s… whatever. I mean I can’t believe I’m saying this about Noel Gallagher. If you do print this, then I’m probably gonna get slagged off by Noel Gallagher. It is just really dull. "
As for Gallagher's declaration that "what I want, genuinely, is somebody with a fucking drug habit," Ellis said, "No one should ever wish that anyone has a drug habit, because if you’ve been affected by people who have had drug habits, it’s a deeply sad thing, that doesn’t warrant rock-stardom. He definitely has - he has himself. It’s just boring, it’s just he who shouts the loudest… is usually the mod stupid fucking idiot."
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