The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER rocker, who has enjoyed more than a decade topping international charts, is critical of what he sees as a collective lack of ambition amongst his rival UK bands.
He says, "Let's call it what it is - it's indie s**t, is what it is. None of them are trying to make it big. They're all trying to make it small or medium - that's it.
"Don't get me wrong - I kinda like Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs (but) Bloc Party are just appalling. None of them strike me as trying to be in the biggest band in the world or the best band in the world - it's just indie rubbish."