[Source: NME.com] Kasabian's Tom Meighan has described One Direction as "five little dicks".
The frontman told Gigwise that, with he and his bandmates playing "f@#king gruelling" Stateside tours to achieve success over the pond, it was "frustrating" to see the boyband rise to stardom so quickly in the US.
One Direction made US chart history earlier this year (March 21) when they became the first British act to enter the Billboard albums chart at Number One with their debut album, but Meighan said of the group:
"It's frustrating when you see five little dicks like that take over America, it's horrific but you've just got to get on with it. They're a boyband for God's sake and there will always be room for boybands. They're kids. Let them eat the candy."
Discussing Kasabian's attempts to crack the US market, meanwhile, he said: "We went to America and it was a harsh f@#king tour we did. We did nearly eight weeks out there and it was f@#king gruelling. It was the hardest we've ever been pushed. We did well, we won the war on terror on that one. We've got to keep going back and back."