Noel Gallagher would ''rather drink petrol'' than listen to Alex Turner.

The former Oasis star has slammed the Arctic Monkeys frontman and claims he would rather drink fuel ''straight from the nozzle at a garage'' than listen to an interview with the 29-year-old singer.

He said: ''I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn't you?''

The 'Wonderwall' hitmaker went on to attack the ''s**t pop music'' in the charts and is hoping their will soon be a rise in bands with ''proper characters'' at their helm.

He also blamed ''boring'' artists for the failure of many indie record labels.

Noel told the Evening Standard newspaper: ''There is a lot of s**t pop music these days that's just devouring everything at the minute. I'm hoping that will come to an end.

''There doesn't seem to be any characters any more. When you have proper characters, the music sort of becomes secondary - it looks after itself. Look at bands like The Smiths and The Jam - all great characters.

''Is it any coincidence that all the indie labels got bought up by the major labels and things have started to get boring?''

The 47-year-old singer - whose band, High Flying Birds, were recently announced as the headliners of London's Calling festival in July - has also spoken ill of Ed Sheeran and James Blunt over the past few weeks.

After branding the 'You're Beautiful' hitmaker ''boring'', he also rubbished 23-year-old Ed's ''polished pop''.