Noel Gallagher: Arctic Monkeys won't f**k it up.
by Scott Colothan on 04/05/2006
The new Fab Four: from left to right - Andy Nicholson (bass), Matt Helders (drums), Alex Turner (vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar.)
Noel Gallagher has heaped praise on fellow northerners Arctic Monkeys, giving them the ultimate accolade of comparing them to Oasis.
The Oasis lynchpin was inspired after seeing the Monkeys at their final tour date at London’s Brixton Academy.
But while he was full of kind words for the Sheffield lads, he said that The Libertines had it, then lost it.
Speaking about Arctic Monkeys, 38-year-old Noel said: “They’re an amazing band and they’re northerners, like us.
“I look at these and I know they’re not going to piss it away, because they’re solid, they love each other those four.
“And us northerners don’t **** it up. I stood out in the front in Brixton with all the sweaty people and there’s only two bands I’ve done that for.
“I saw The Libertines at The Forum and they had something for a while, but the f**ked up.
“But watching that, they’re the only two things that I’ve seen since Oasis that had what we had and The Libertines lost it.”
He continued to the Daily Star: “They (Arctic Monkeys) have proved to me that youth culture is alive.
“If that’s the music that the kids are making then I’m happy for the kids. And I’m happier because I didn’t feel old at their gig.”