One way or another, Matty Healy just can’t keep himself out of the headlines at the moment. After his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift reportedly came to an end, the 1975 frontman has now responded to Noel Gallagher, who recently called him a “slack-jawed fuckwit.”
Healy responded to the comments from the songwriter and former Oasis member while onstage in Dublin last night (June 7th). Here, he acted as the support act for his own band after Caroline Polachek pulled out at the last minute due to losing her voice.
Taking to the stage to perform a solo set, he performed stripped-down renditions of The 1975’s songs, including the live debut of ‘Then Because She Goes’ and ‘Playing On My Mind,’ as well as a cover of Colin Hay’s ‘I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You’.
He was also joined onstage by one of the band’s touring musicians, Jamie Squire, who played a cover of Leon Russell’s ‘A Song For You’, before Healy went on to address the recent comments made by Gallagher.
The comments came from a recent interview with Spin, where the High Flying Birds musician shared his annoyance at discovering that Healy had claimed that he and Liam Gallagher needed to “grow up” and reform Oasis.
Speaking to the crowd, Healy first discussed his support from members of Coldplay and U2, who he said reached out to him recently. “Today – honestly, this is not a name drop, this is a celebration of them as people – Chris Martin and Bono have sent us the most beautiful messages, packages, kind of good wishes,” he said. “In honestly such a genuine way and it made us feel so beautiful.”
Then he turned his attention to the recent comments by Gallagher: “Noel Gallagher called me a ‘slack-jawed fuckwit’… I love Noel Gallagher. We asked Liam to open up and he said he would have done it but he was busy.”
“But I love Noel Gallagher… He’s just getting on,” he added. “The difference between me and Noel is that I do a series of interviews to promote an album, whereas he does an album to promote a series of interviews.”
He also proceeded to directly address the artist and once again called for a reformation of the Brit-pop band: “But we love you, Noel. Get Oasis back together!”