Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has spoken about the possibility of a Oasis reunion.
The first trailer for Trainspotting 2 was released last week and Welsh has told NME that the film sequel will be better than the original.
It was recently revealed that Oasis turned down the chance to appear on the first Trainspotting soundtrack because they thought the movie was about actual trainspotters, while actor Ewan McGregor has said that he got emotional when watching new Oasis documentary Supersonic.
Speaking in interview with NME, Welsh said of the likelihood of a possible Oasis reunion: “I don’t know. I think if [Noel and Liam Gallagher] can patch things up between them then they could probably work together again but they probably have too many things to go through the motions.”
“They’d have to be really vibing,” he continued. “One is one of the greatest singers of their generation and the other is one of the greatest songwriters and they grew up in the same house. They love each other but can they actually stand each other? If they get to that point then they could really do some great stuff again.”
Welsh also said that he experienced a similarly emotive response to Supersonic: “I just saw it recently, [Factory Records boss] Alan McGee sent it to me. It was fantastic. I actually just emailed Noel [Gallagher] the other day and told it him that. It really did bring out the emotions around the band. It was interesting.”
“I think [Gallagher mother] Peggy was the star of the show. She was really classic. She contextualised them and that all sort of sibling rivalry, she made it very human, something a lot of people can relate to. When it’s just two guys in a band, it seems like petulant pop stars but when you have the mother talking about them growing up, it makes it much more real and sympathetic.”