Kasabian's Tom Meighan has blasted One Direction as ''five little d***s''.

The frontman is jealous that the boy band - who were formed on the 'x factor' - have managed to crack the lucrative US market before he and his band and called the situation ''horrific''.

He told Gigwise: ''It's frustrating when you see five little d*cks like that take over America, it's horrific but you've just got to get on with it. They're a boy band for God's sake and there will always be room for boybands. They're kids. Let them eat the candy.''

Kasabian have recently undertaken an eight-week tour of the US and Tom revealed it was physically demanding but it will take a lot more work for them to enjoy the same success as One Direction's Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malick and Louis Tomlinson.

He added: ''We went to America and it was a harsh f***ing tour we did. We did nearly eight weeks out there and it was f***ing gruelling. It was the hardest we've ever been pushed. We did well, we won the war on terror on that one. We've got to keep going back and back.''