Noel Gallagher relies on Paul Weller to hear about new music.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

The 48-year-old rocker rarely listens to the radio any more so only discovers new artists through his friend, who is obsessed with independent stations.

He said: "I was doing a festival during the summer and Jamie T was on before me and I didn't know any of Jamie T's stuff apart from 'Zombie', which is a great song and he was f***ing amazing.

"All the time I'm thinking, 'Why do I never hear these songs?' I suppose it's because I don't listen to the radio any more.

"I'm really reliant on Paul Weller. I don't know what he does, he must listen to f***ing independent radio all the time because he's forever on the phone to me all the time saying, 'Have you got this? Check this out, check this out.' "

However, Noel is never very impressed by his pal's recommendations.

Asked if he is ever recommended anything bad, he told Q magazine: "All the f***ing time. Most of it is s**t. But he's still getting it in there, do you know what I mean?"