After recently being criticized by Noel Gallagher during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Alt-J have responded in a way that we didn't see coming. The art-rockers claim that just the fact that they're the subject of Gallagher's latest peeve is "a rite of passage" on its own and is evidence that "they've made it" as a band.

Gallagher, who had said that he is a fan of Alt-J's recent single "Left Hand Free," claims that he is still not a fan of the band itself. "Alt-J can f--- right off as far as I'm concerned. It's a great tune, and I paid 79 pence for it, but I am in no way a fan of Alt-J," he said. "One of them's got a mustache, and that's unacceptable."

During their own recent interview with BBC Newsbeat, when asked about the former Oasis frontman's comments, Alt-J's Unger Hamilton commented, "Well, I think I said that we'd know we had made it when we were slagged off by Noel Gallagher, so there you go." Both Noel Gallagher and Alt-J will be headlining this year's Latitude Festival on July 19, so they can hash out their beef there once and for all.

Watch Alt-J's Music Video for "Left Hand Free"

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