Keane pianist Tim Rice-oxley has lashed out at Oasis, branding the band irrelevant and unimportant.

The angry rocker hit back at the chart-toppers after the group's frontmen LIAM and Noel Gallagher recently unleashed a torrent of insults against fellow British bands including Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and Keane - who were dismissed as "t**ts" by the outspoken siblings.

Rice-Oxley fumes, "Noel's a c**t. He was in a band that was very brilliant in the mid-90s but now they're just not important anymore."

10/05/2005 14:07