Noel Gallagher Says He Hired a Scissors Player Just to Troll Liam

"It's almost like she's snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam's sanity"

BY Josiah HughesPublished Nov 24, 2017

The ongoing spat between everyone's favourite Oasis members (sorry, Bonehead) continues as Noel Gallagher reveals his High Flying scissors player was really just an ingenious Liam-baiting prank. 

As you likely recall, Noel's band debuted "She Taught Me How to Fly" on Later… with Jools Holland late last month. In the performance, Noel hired a woman to play scissors — a fact that Liam simply can't stop roasting.

Speaking with Radio X Evening Show with Gordon Smart [via Consequence of Sound], Noel revealed that it was all part of his masterplan to piss off his brother. Here's his transcript, in full:

The Scissors. So, what happened with that is, we were rehearsing to do Jools Holland and we'd just arrived back from South America. We had two days and Charlotte [Marionneau] arrives and she's doing the French announcement and I'd noticed that it was a good couple of minutes before she came in and I said to her 'can you play the tambourine or something?' And she did that thing, the French are quite arrogant and particularly French women [laughing] and she kind of went, 'I will not play the tambourine.' And I was like, 'well can you play the shakers?' 'I do not play the shakers.' I was like 'well, what, can you do something?' And she said, 'I play the scissors.' And I was like … and I went, at that point I took my in ear monitor out and went, 'did you say scissors?' And she said, 'yeah the scissors.'

Now she's in her own band which is called Le Volume Courbe and she's the singer and she plays the scissors. So, when she whipped out the scissors and started playing them, my bass player, I looked at him and said, 'this is the greatest thing I've ever seen.' And he went … and he was laughing, and he went 'tch, tch, tch … do you know what that sound is? That's the sound of Liam glassing himself' [laughter] and we were kind of … we laughed and then, after the night it was on the TV, somebody quipped, 'it's almost like she's snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam's sanity.'

So, we laughed all the way home.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds released Who Built the Moon? today (November 24) via Sour Mash. You can revisit those Liam-baiting scissors down below.

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