In an interview with the Evening Standard Noel Gallagher stated the lack of characters in the music industry, saying that he believes that “alternative thinking is on the way out”.
“There doesn’t seem to be any characters any more,” he said. “When you have proper characters, the music sort of becomes secondary – it looks after itself. Look at bands like The Smiths and The Jam – all great characters.”
He then went on by talking about Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner: “I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn’t you? Alternative thinking is on its way out. They just don’t make for great copy. Is it any coincidence that all the indie labels got bought up by the major labels and things have started to get boring?”