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Beef Of The Week #357: A Gallagher v Harry Styles

By | Published on Friday 2 June 2017

Harry Styles

It can be hard work finding a pop beef worthy of writing up every single week of the year, though when the pop beef files are looking particularly sparse, you can usually rely on one of the Gallaghers to say something beefy and provide the required column inches.

So, Liam Gallagher, what with your all new solo career to push, what do you think about that there Harry Styles and his bid to become a solo music star? “I wouldn’t dare get on the wrong side of One Direction fans”, says Liam G. Hmm, yeah, that’s not sounding good is it?

In fact, when asked about the former 1D boy’s new solo material, Gallagher told the NME: “I don’t mind it, man. There’s some interesting bits in it. I mean, I don’t know how it fucking goes, but fair play to him”.

Yep, this is very much turning into a non-beef of the week. Gallagher even feels some empathy with Styles as he tries to break out as a solo star away from his former group. “I’ve got the weight of Oasis still hanging over me and I’m sure I’ll always be ‘that guy from Oasis’, so I’m sure he’s carrying an equal weight. If he wants to get out of that pop world and into something with a bit more substance I think that’s a good thing”.

But, Liam Gallagher, what about the line “You were sold the one direction / I believe the resurrection is on” in your debut solo single ‘Wall Of Glass’? “It could be about One Direction, it could not be”, he confusingly explained to NME. “I may look stupid but I wouldn’t dare get on the wrong side of One Direction fans”, he added to Pitchfork.

Right, that’s it Liam Gallagher, you have only yourself to blame for this. Hey Noel Gallagher, say something about Harry Styles will you? “People of my age have let themselves go, they’re fat, balding idiots with fading tattoos”, Noel G told Absolute Radio. “They sit in their garage and write shite like ‘Sign Of The Times’ for Harry Styles. Which, quite frankly, my cat could have written in about ten minutes!”

“My wife was falling over herself” he continues, “‘Have you heard Harry Styles’ new song? It’s like Prince’. I was like, ‘Without even hearing it, I can assure you it’s not like Prince!'”

Thanks Noel. Beef quota met.