If you're a semi-successful UK band or artist, chances are Noel Gallagher has dissed you. So when the High Flying Birds frontman told Alt-J they could "f*ck right off," they took it as validation.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher admitted he was a fan of their least-Alt-J-sounding song "Left Hand Free," but that he dislikes the band as a whole.

"Alt-J can f*ck right off as far as I'm concerned. ['Left Hand Free' is] a great tune, and I paid 79 pence for it, but I am in no way a fan of Alt-J." he said, adding that what bothers him the most is that "One of them's got a moustache, and that's unacceptable."

In response to this comment, Alt-J's Gus Unger-Hamilton shook it off and said the band sees it as "a rite of passage to get a pasting from [Gallagher]."

"Well, I think I said that we'd know we had made it when we were slagged off by Noel Gallagher, so there you go."

The band's assessment probably isn't too far off. Most pop stars have been dissed by the former Oasis singer.

Elsewhere in his interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher didn't hold back with his thoughts on Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, and Kanye West either.

On Swift's songwriting abilities, he said that no one other than her parents have called her a talented songwriter. As for 1D, he said the boys are "lovely lads" but he doesn't respect them because they don't write their own songs.

He also expanded upon previous comments against Sheeran saying he was "bemoaning the fact that the biggest rock bands in England can't even sell out Wembley, and yet pop music can."

Finally on West, he said he was a fan of "Black Skinhead" but that "somebody needs to buy that dumbass a dictionary so he can look up the word 'artistry'," referring to West's comments about Beck after his Album of the Year win.

So congratulations Alt-J! You've officially made it!

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