Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has said that he likes to listen to veteran Dublin rockers Aslan after he's had a few drinks with his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther.
Speaking to Ian Dempsey on Today FM, Gallagher, who played a solo gig in Dublin's Olympia Theatre last Saturday night, said: "My missus loves them. Debbie, what’s that song we sing when we’re drunk? [Crazy World]. She’s always getting the guitar out and singing it to me."
Aslan, who are due to play Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on July 7, were in the news on Monday when lead singer Christy Dignam downplayed reports that his cancer had returned.
44-year-old Liam is a regular visitor to Ireland and he told Ian Dempsey that playing concerts in Ireland was "like playing for his family".
"They just take the piss don’t they, you can’t pull the wool over their eyes. They’re just comedians, all of them," he said. "I like coming to play Ireland, I like the Guinness. It’s like playing to my family."
However, he is less enamoured with U2's Bono, telling Dempsey: "I’m not in awe of him but he means something to someone. I like U2, the first albums were good - listen, he’s Bono."
Gallagher is gearing up for the released of his debut solo album later this year and he launched his current tour with a homecoming gig in Manchester last week with all profits from the show being donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up following the recent terrorist attack on the city.
Following the break-up of his first post-Oasis band Beady Eye in 2014, Gallagher Jr signed a new record deal with Warner Bros Records last year and promised that he would release an album of "chin-out music" in 2017.
Wall of Glass, the first track from his forthcoming album As You Were, was released last week.
He is rumoured to have worked with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid on the new album. Gallagher previously revealed he was recording new material with "two lads I know".
Speaking to Q magazine last year, he said: "One's a multi-instrumentalist and he can play anything. Not that there's much to play on these songs. One guitar, acoustic.
"One guitar, electric. Drum kit, keyboard about that big. That's your lot. Proper sparse, really pumping. How it should be. We've demoed some songs."
He added: "They've got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are f***ing funny. We'll record them this year and release it next year. It'll shock people. It's a record written by me, that's got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty.
"You won't be scratching your chin. It's not Pink Floyd and it ain't Radiohead. It's chin-out music."