An Oasis reunion seems less likely with every passing day, and interviews like the one that Noel Gallagher gave recently certainly don't help matters.

The latest missive from the elder Gallagher sees him discuss the events that led to the band's eventual split in 2009, as well as his thoughts on their legacy.

On new Sky Arts programme 'Noel Gallagher: Out Of The Now', he said that breaking up the band was "not a decision I took lightly".

Oasis split in 2009 after a row backstage at the Rock en Seine festival, which they were due to headline.

He said": And I'd written every meaningful song that was ever recorded by Oasis. And it was my life, I directed it and creatively it was my thing.

"With the benefit of hindsight it was the best thing for me and for the band. Because Oasis back in 2009 were not lauded as one of the greats of all time. There was a kind of undercurrent of, 'well they should really call it a day'. That's what I felt, anyway.

"And I felt that people had stopped listening to the records and were coming to see us trot out the hits and it's a position I never wanted the band to be in. But now of course we're seen as up there with all the greats."

He added of the incident in Paris: "Oasis tours were always about the struggle anyway. The incident in Paris, that was just the straw that broke the camel's back, really."

Since the band's split, Noel went on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Liam went on to form Beady Eye, more recently releasing solo material under his own name.

Of course, Liam had something to say about Noel's latest comments:

Is that still a 'no' on the reunion then, lads?