In the moments he spends talking about Noel during the interview, it sounds very much like he misses his big brother. He’s got an album coming out – I’m sure it’s gonna be great,” he says.
“Noel’s a good songwriter and I’ve said a million times before, I’m not really having a pop at him, I’m just letting him know I’m here.
But then I met him in Ibiza and we had a chat, then I met him at GQ awards this year and we had a chat, then I seen him on that TV show [wasn’t the most comfortable experience though, he admits. He wasn’t asking me stupid questions, I just can’t handle that soap-y side of it.
‘Come and see Noel Gallagher, an enhanced experienced’, f***ing hell,” he says now.
“He’ll f***ing get arrested if he keeps putting out f***ing statements like that.
“F***ing hell, what, for the f***ing enhanced experience?
Sounds like a f***ing massage parlour, you know what I mean?
I won’t be charging that man, I dunno what we’re charging but we’re not charging that.” Liam tweeted recently that he’d made peace with Idris Elba after they fell out when he was offended by a hat that Elba was wearing at the 2013 NME Awards.
Liam claims that Elba ruffled his hair first; Elba says Liam snatched his hat away.
Regardless of who started it, his Twitter post suggested they’ve finally patched things up. ”I’m pissed off about Oasis breaking up but I don’t hold grudges.
I’d had too much to drink at that awards night and I didn’t know who he was.
You know when you have hot curry and you go ‘it’s f***ng mad this but it’s good ‘cos you’re sweating your tits off’.” He acknowledges that some critics – and fans – may likely claim the record is “not the same” without Noel onboard for songwriting duties. I had 20 years just being the f***ing man in the band.
But any lyrical void Noel leaves has been filled on the album with a series of smart collaborations, which leave the record more “Oasis-sounding” than anything else he’s released since the band split in 2009. But as soon as I put my voice on it’s f***ing bingo.” During the summer, Liam was omnipresent: headlining or close-to virtually every major festival in the UK and around Europe, performing on national TV (in the US and the UK) and announcing a headline tour in support of the album, to begin later in October.
I’m enjoying it, and we’re gonna do as many gigs as we can.” Liam is hitting the road at the same time Noel is touring with High Flying Birds – a band Liam has dismissed as “Beady lite”, in a reference to his former band Beady Eye.