30 July 2011

Noel Gallagher Misses Gem Archer













Noel Gallagher misses working with Gem Archer but says he'll only fully realise his Oasis bandmates are not with him anymore when he goes on the road.

Noel Gallagher will only realise he is not with his Oasis bandmates anymore when he goes on the road.

The guitarist quit the group in August 2009 due to tensions with his brother Liam - who went on to form Beady Eye with the other members of Oasis, Gem Archer, Chris Sharrock and Andy Bell - and particularly misses working with Gem, but says the actuality of the split still hasn't hit him.

Noel - who is now fronting Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - said: "I miss Gem. We used to be a f***ing great team, we did all my demos together. He's a brilliant guitarist and bass player and if anything was unfinished he would say, 'We can make this better'.

"It's only going to dawn on me that the others aren't there when I'm standing in the corridor waiting to go on for the first gig. Then you might feel it.

"I haven't done a gig without Gem for how long, that will be weird."

Gem joined Oasis as rhythm guitarist in 1999 and played with the band until their split in 2009.

Liam has since been very vocal about the fact their split is final, and didn't even attend Noel's wedding.

He has said of Noel: "Him and me are over and done with. This is the real deal.

"I'd like to think we grow up to be friends later on but I've no time for that just yet. The way I view Oasis now is that's it like having a child from a previous relationship."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Beady Eye Chats With MTV News













MTV News chats with Beady Eye about music, touring, and the infamous Oasis brother fued.

The Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher have always been a little… competitive? But with the release of Noel’s solo single this week, MTV News caught up with Liam and his band Beady Eye to talk about music, touring… and of course, his infamous sibling.

Beady Eye (which is made up of all members from Oasis, minus Noel) made their first appearance as a band in Glasgow in March, we asked the band what that experience was like.

“Yeah, I think you shit. But as soon as you get onstage, you’re not [nervous] through the whole gig, as soon as your guitar starts and you dodge your first couple bottles [you’re fine]… then you can start showing off” joked Liam

The band’s new album is called Different Gear, Still Speeding which some believe is a reference to the absense of his brother who left Oasis in 2009 and left a message on the bands official site claiming he was “bullied” out of the group.

We asked the band if they saw the statement, or how that experience played out.

Liam said: “I see it [the statement] everyday when I wake up… I just know he lies. Noel wasn’t bullied out of the band. And then he writes a statement like that saying ‘Oh, I’ve been bullied out of the band’ and management and all that, and two days later, the people he reckons bullied him, and the people that weren’t listening to his little sob story, were around at his house having tea on his lawn. I’m just disappointed for him, and his fans…. I have my days [bad days] but Noel Gallagher can be a little b*tch when he wants to be”

We reminded the guys that when Oasis fuirst started they said they wanted to be the “biggest, best band in the world”. We asked what they hoped for Beady Eye.

“Same thing. Without a doubt. Do you want a band to be second best?”

For the full chat with Beady Eye, watch the video here.

Source: MTV Canada

29 July 2011

Special Edition Of Beady Eye's 'Different Gear Still Speeding' Available In Japan In August













Google Translate isn't very clear, but a deluxe version of 'Different Gear Still Speeding' will be released in Japan on August 24th. It include an bonus DVD featuring all the promo videos and footage from Beady Eye's show in Paris back in March.

More Info On Noel Gallagher's Flying Birds













These are the people who will make up the Flying Birds, when they hit the road in October...

David 'Macca' Donald
Guitar

He let slip that he'd joined up back in January, during an interview to promote The Sand Band's debut album.

He has also played guitar for 'The Coral', when Bill Ryder-Jones left mid Tour.

He has also played on Richard Ashcroft's solo material.

Mikey Rowe
Keyboards


In his recent Press conference Noel said that Mikey had played with Oasis on the Be Here Now tour, in fact his live appearances go back to Maine Road and Knebworth, where he played harmonica. He also appeared on both 'Be Here Now' and 'Heathen Chemistry'

Russell Pritchard
Bass


Former Zuton who Noel says "just called me up one afternoon and said, 'Have you got a bass player?" Russell was the last to join the Flying Birds.

Jeremy Stacey
Drummer


Twin brother of longtime Noel associate Paul 'Strangeboy' Stacey who has contributed to a number of Oasis records. The pair were in a 90's band together called 'The Lemon Trees' that group featured Guy Chambers who co-wrote a number of songs with Robbie Williams.

Noel Gallagher: Leaving Oasis Is Like Quitting Drugs













The Oasis legend has compared the wrench of leaving the band behind him and kicking off his solo career to giving up drugs.

Noel Gallagher is now fronting his new project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds after quitting Oasis and admits there is less pressure on the band members. Speaking about his new group in Q Magazine, Noel says: “They’re a collective more than a band. Anyone can join and anyone can leave.

“I was sat in bed one night before I got my band together. I said to my wife, ‘It’s just dawned on me, I’ve got to find five other people. I won’t know their wives or girlfriends or mates and I’ve got to share a tour bus with them. It’s like giving up drugs and moving on to a new circle of friends.”

And it seems finding the right people for his “collective” proved to be something of a dilemma. Noel adds: “I had two options, you either get a load of kids in and then you end up looking like Bryan Ferry. Or you don’t and you have mates – but then I don’t know many 44-year-olds that aren’t bald. But it fell in to place nicely. It’s the noble thing to do. Bands are for the young.”

This is just a major pain in the b*******. But I’m getting used to the idea

Being the star attraction in his band also proved to be a stumbling block for Noel. He reminisced about the days of Oasis when he could blend in to the background.

“I’ve been in a band with a great front man and I was a great guitarist and backing vocalist who chirped in with the odd funny quip. It was perfect. This is just a major pain in the b*******. But I’m getting used to the idea.”

Source: www.express.co.uk

Noel Gallagher Will Be A Guest On The XFM Breakfast Next Tuesday













It's been reported that Noel Gallagher will be a guest on the XFM breakfast show with Danny Wallace on Tuesday morning between 06:30 and 10:00 (UK TIME).

Listen to the show here.

Noel Gallagher Thinks These Book Are Staggering













Noel Gallagher has picked the five books that blew his mind, for the current issue of Mojo. In the 16-page MOJO exclusive Will Hodgkinson speaks to the former Oasis songwriter about his return to recording, his new album, the end of his old band, that fateful night in Paris and the essential films, books and music that define the man.

ELVIS AND THE MEMPHIS MAFIA
Allana Nash, Billy Smith, Marty Laker and Lamar Fike


"This is a product of Elvis's childhood friends sitting around and reminiscing on everything from high school in Memphis to Elvis traveling around the fairgrounds and doing the hayrides, through to Vegas and up to his death. He had a pet chimp. They trained it to look up girl' skirts. Then Elvis got bored of the chimp and they put him outside in a cage. The chimp froze to death".

AGENT ZIGZAG
Ben Macintrye


"Eddie Chapman is a low-level crook in 30s London he goes to Jersey to rob a hotel, is caught, and gets put in nick just as the Nazis invade. The Nazis discover this guy is an explosives expert , so they train him up and out on a mission to blow up a factory in England. In the end he becomes a double agent and goes back to Germany, dining at the top table with the Nazis, and this is just a shitkicker from South London. I love books about that period. It was only 50, 60 years ago that there was a proper war on".

LIFE
Keith Richards


"I never bought into the myth of Keith Richards. All right, he's done a bit of gear and written a few tunes. That's what we do, we're f**king rock stars. But I've got to say, after reading this, what an absolute dude. His take on music is incredible. How he's got all his faculties together to remember half the shit is beyond me but he went right up in my estimations. I don't like the way he's always having a go at Mick Jagger though. People do have a pop at Jagger and I don't know why, because he's great. Look at the words to 'Sympathy For The Devil'. That is heavy shit".

ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
MICHAEL DOBBS


"This is an hour-by-hour account of the 48 hours leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it's staggering. At midnight, nuclear war was going to start. Kennedy woke up the next morning and realised that there were good people on the Russian side as well. The army were pushing Kennedy towards war, and likewise with Khrushchev, and it very nearly happened".

SHAKEY
Jimmy McDonough


"There's a quote in it that changed my life, he's asked why he's been in Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and all these other bands and he replies, "No one band is big enough to hold what I've got." At the time of reading it, I felt like that. In the last few years of Oasis I was only writing half the album, so I put out 15 songs in 10 years. I must have written 60 a year. I kept going back to that quote. Here's this guy that does whatever he wants. No one will ever be like Neil Young.

Short Review Of Noel Gallagher's 'What A Life'













Now we're off into another place entirely. And that place - there's no other way to describe it - is the disco. What A Life! has a pounding piano reminiscent of early house music, and the four-to-the-fall beat that belongs under a gliterball. It's in a cloak of acid rock too, with squealing guitars and Sympathy For The Devil-style whoo-hoos.

Source: Mojo Magazine

Short Review Of Noel Gallagher's 'If I Had A Gun'













An emotional Ballard, touches of Wonderwall in it's arm-waving sense of togetherness and ode-to-a-loverlyrics like, "If I had the time, I'd stop the world and make you mine/And everyday would be the same for you." It's an affecting songs people will get married to, and buried to.

Source: Mojo Magazine

28 July 2011

Noel Gallagher Stunned At Unfinished Tracks On Youtube













Noel Gallagher has vowed to join the digital age and learn about modern technology after discovering fans were finishing his half-written songs and posting them online.

The former Oasis star likes to work on ideas for new tracks during concert soundchecks, and he had no idea onlookers were secretly recording him.

He later found out the bootleg tapes of his embryonic songs had been posted on YouTube.com - and was stunned to see fans had been completing the tracks for him.

Gallagher tells Mojo magazine, "Some were written on the last (Oasis) tour, when I used to feel them out by getting my acoustic guitar and strumming them after soundcheck, because you sound like Jesus in a big arena. A year later someone comes up to me and says: 'Have you got a song called If I Had A Gun?'. (I said) 'Yes... why?' There wasn't even a demo of this.

"Turns out some kids have been taping the soundchecks on mobile phones and posting them up on the internet. I haven't got a computer and I'm completely oblivious to it all, so I check it out and there are kids on YouTube finishing them off! I'm thinking, 'They're covering my songs before I've written them?'. I need to keep an eye on this s**t."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

27 July 2011

Video: Liam Gallagher Calls Brother Noel A Little Bitch













MTV Canada's Sharlene Chiu sat down with Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher. When asked about his brother Noel leaving Oasis, Liam got heated and called Noel a little bitch!

Noel Gallagher's New Single Climbs YouTube Charts













The video for the new single from former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher has accumulated over 253,000 views in 24 hours, currently making it the tenth most watched video on July 26.

The video titled "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - The Death of You and Me"debuted on YouTube on July 25 and as of 10:45 GMT July 26 had attracted 253,772 views and was ranked tenth in YouTube's "most watched today" chart.

"The Death of You and Me" is the first single from Noel Gallagher's new album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which will be available on October 17.

Following the breakup of Oasis, Noel's brother, singer Liam Gallagher also chose to continue his music career by forming the band Beady Eye, which incorporated former bandmates Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock.

Source: www.musicrooms.net

Noel Gallagher: ‘I’m Not a Guitarist, I’m a Songwriter’













Ex-Oasis kingpin Noel Gallagher has spoken about his forthcoming solo album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Interviewed by the U.K.’s Mojo magazine, Noel also lifts the lid on the physical battles with singer/brother Liam that split Oasis in 2009.

“There was a bit of kung-fu,” says Noel, who says the band finally split when Liam threw a plum (yes, the soft fruit) and then swung a guitar at Noel’s head. “It could have taken my face off,” says Noel, “so I may have smashed it to bits.”

Of his High Flying Birds album, due in October, Noel Gallagher says he hasn’t tried to write songs any differently. “I never think about how a song compares to other stuff, as long as I’m getting across what I’m trying to. Singers think about what they’re singing. I’m not a singer. Guitarists think about what they’re playing. I’m not a guitarist… I’m a songwriter.

“That’s actually the biggest change. I don’t have to tell someone what the song’s about. In that sense, it’s easier.”

Noel Gallagher also talked about his first solo single, “People Who Will Be (The Death of You and Me).”

“People think it was a conscious decision to say: ‘Right, I’m going to do something different.’ But this is just what came out. It’s my favorite song on the album because when the brass kicks in you are in New Orleans.”

Source: www.gibson.com

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet













1 word….DIDO

Follow Liam on Twitter by clicking here.

Liam Gallagher Left 'Creepy' Messages For Noel













Liam Gallagher left a series of "weird and creepy" messages on his brother Noel's voicemail as Oasis fell apart.

The pair haven't spoken since the Wonderwall hitmakers split following a backstage bust-up at a gig in Paris, France in 2009.
Noel Gallagher recently insisted Liam sparked the spat by demanding to advertise his fashion range in Oasis tour programmes - and now he's accused the singer of attempting to unnerve him with late-night phone messages.

The guitarist claims his brother's campaign was so prolific he was forced to change his number - and alleges Liam then targeted his girlfriend instead.

Gallagher tells Mojo magazine, "The tour started and everything was all right, but then the f**king clothing thing started up, and he wanted to advertise in the tour programme. I said no... He hit the f**king roof.

"From then on I would be getting up in the morning and our answering machine would have strange messages from him in the middle of the night. It started off as offensive, then weird, and finally creepy. We changed our number. I'd go in the next day and say, 'What was that all about?' and he'd say, 'I don't know what you're talking about.'

"When we changed our number he started leaving messages on my (girlfriend's) phone. She'd get up in the morning and there would be things like, 'Tell your f**king boyfriend...'. This was insane."

Liam Gallagher declined to comment on his brother's claims.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Noel Gallagher Talking About The High Flying Birds













Check out an exclusive video of Noel talking about the name The High Flying Birds

Beady Eye To Make First Appearance In Taiwan













Beady Eye are pleased to announce they will be heading to Taipei to make their first appearance in Taiwan.

The band are confirmed to play on the closing night of the Twinkle Rock Festival on 14th September.

Tickets are on sale now through www.taiffon.net

The gig in Taipei will follow Beady Eye's inaugural tour of Japan.

Noel Gallagher Says Liam Needs Beady Eye Wake-Up Call













Noel Gallagher says someone needs to "waft" his brother Liam with a "wet towel" if he thinks he can eclipse Oasis' success.

The 'Death of You and Me' singer has scoffed at his estranged sibling's boasts his new band, Beady Eye, could become bigger than the super-group they were in together.

When asked what he felt about Liam's comments his new band will be more successful than Oasis, Noel told Q magazine: "Someone needs to lie Liam down and waft him with a wet towel."

The 44-year-old guitarist quit Oasis in August 2009 following a huge backstage fight with Liam, who Noel claims tried to take his "face off" with a guitar during the bust-up.

Despite the turbulent atmosphere in his former band, Noel admits he does "miss" certain things about the group, and says he didn't find it easy choosing which musicians to work with on his new project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

The musician - who is releasing his solo album of the same name in October - explained: "I had two options: you either get a load of kids in, and then you end up looking like Bryan Ferry. Or you don't and you have mates - but then, I don't know many 44-year-olds that aren't bald. But it fell into place nicely. It's the noble thing to do, bands are for the young."

Source: stv.tv

Noel Gallagher Almost Abandoned New Album













Noel Gallagher almost quit recording his upcoming experimental album after his collaborators forced him to perform endless re-takes.

The former Oasis frontman headed into the studio with British dance duo Amorphous Androgynous to lay down tracks for a psychedelic record to accompany his debut solo release later this year (11).

He was startled by his collaborators Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans' attention to detail and their habit of recording the same piece of music numerous times - and they almost came to blows as his temper boiled over.

Gallagher tells Mojo magazine, "Gaz Cobain made me record and record, and when he heard something he liked he would film it. Then his colleague Brian Dougans would go off and cut everything up and use a bass line for one track and a drum loop for another.

"I almost called it off on the first day when Gaz made me play the same guitar line for five hours and 10 minutes... On the 27th take we nearly came to blows."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Robbie Williams Wants To Work With Noel Gallagher












British singer Robbie Williams wants to put his longstanding feud with Noel Gallagher behind him for good, by writing music with the former Oasis star.

The Angels hitmaker and the rocker enjoyed a short-lived friendship in the 1990s, but they later fell out and became embroiled in a public feud, in which Gallagher famously branded Williams "the fat dancer from Take That".

Now the singer has made moves to patch up his fragmented relationship with Gallagher, by posting a video of the star's new solo single on his official blog alongside the words, "I know it's pretty redundant, but I'd love to write with him."

Williams, who has reunited with Take That for the first time in 15 years, had reignited the spat earlier this year (11) by taunting the guitarist during a sold-out run of gigs with his band.

The star bragged about performing a series of eight concerts at London's huge Wembley Stadium, saying, "The Rolling Stones have done two nights here. Oasis did three - Take That are here for eight on the trot... Noel Gallagher can lick my a**e."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

26 July 2011

Liam Gallagher Talks Football And Manchester City













After revealing the new Manchester City home shirt last week with his band Beady Eye, singer Liam Gallagher gives us his thoughts on football and the club he loves. Liam's forthright opinions on everything from his favourite ever player to the future of Manchester City.

Noel Gallagher: These Films Changed My Life













Noel Gallagher has picked the five cinematic experiences that blew his mind, for the current issue of Mojo. In the 16-page MOJO exclusive Will Hodgkinson speaks to the former Oasis songwriter about his return to recording, his new album, the end of his old band, that fateful night in Paris and the essential films, books and music that define the man.

These are the films, and the reason Noel picked them.

THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)



"There's a great scene when Clint Eastwood's character leaves Tuco (El Wallach), the little guy to die in the desert. Tuco gets a gun and follows him through the desert, picking up his cigar stubs to keep track. It's epic, brilliantly written, the story is great, and they all end up in a graveyard in a three-way shoot off. It looks good as well, Clint Eastwood wears three outfits in the entire film and I'd were them all. I'd save the poncho for Glastonbury".

PULP FICTION (1994)



"There are so many great moments of great dialogue in that film. The sign of great art is what happens afterwards, and this film changed everything. Even the black suit and the black tie look came back in, and before that only waiters wore it. The beginning is the end, but you don't realise at first".

STAR WARS (1977)



"Not the silly edition with the f**king dinosaurs in it, the original. I was ten when this came out, and I still believe that galaxy is going on somewhere, a long, long time ago and far, far away. And even now it looks state of the art. You know it's a big guy from Cornwall in a furry gorilla suit, but it doesn't really matter. It deals with the most basic premise of good vs evil and someone got to rescue the girl, but you've got to admire someone with the vision to invent an entire language. It blew my mind, and I can't wait for it to blow my son's mind. Then I'll be able to say to him "wait until you find out who his Luke Skywalker's Dad is". That will bend his head. Fuck Blade Runner. Blade Runner is Radiohead. Star Wars is Oasis."

THE RUTLES: All YOU NEED IS CASH (1978)



"You can't go on tour without The Rutles. The Beatles story is fantastic because Neil Innes took the piss out of it. It's the British Spinal Tap, and the songs Ouch! I Must Be In Love, Cheese And Onions - are all f**king great".

DOWNFALL (2004)
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"This is the story of the last days of Hilter, and I love the black nihilism of it all. They're all staying to the bitter end, and it is the end of their world. We've been in the end of relationships, the end of tours, and the end of bands. But they know this is the end of their entire way of life and they're all going to die. They are dead. Best of all is the YouTube parody in which Hitler's going mad because Oasis have split up and he had tickets to the concert."

Noel Gallagher To Release “If I Had A Gun” As Debut American Single?













It has been reported that Noel Gallagher will not be releasing “The Death Of You And Me” as his first single in America, instead opting for album track “If I Had A Gun”.

According to www.edge.ca the track should be available for fans to listen to within the next month.

DJ Dave Bookman wrote: “‘The Death Of You And Me’. It’s the first single in the UK ..however the first single for North America is a tune called ‘If I Had A Gun‘ which we should have in a month.so this will do for now!”

Source: www.misformusic.com

Noel Gallagher Wrote Third Solo Album













British rocker Noel Gallagher planned to launch his solo career with three new albums - but he abandoned the idea after becoming "sick" of writing new tracks.

The former Oasis guitarist hit a creative peak as he penned new songs following the band's breakup in 2009, and announced earlier this month (Jul11) he is to release two albums - a solo record and a collaboration with British psychedelic duo Amorphous Androgynous.

Now he's revealed he had enough new material to put out a third record, titled The Future Of Martial Arts, but gave up the plan because he was tired of songwriting.

Gallagher tells Q magazine, "Now I'm a free agent I thought I've got all these songs, so I'll make two records - but between you and me I made three, the third was going to be called The Future Of Martial Arts. I had nine great songs but had to split them up. I wanted to do some work with Amorphous Androgynous... so I made the albums concurrently. It was really exciting being that creative, but by the end I was sick of it."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Noel Gallagher Has No Opinion Of Beady Eye













In the current issue of Mojo (on sale now) Noel Gallagher is asked what's his opinion on Beady Eye.

Noel said "If I say it's shit, people will say that I'm only saying that because it's Liam. If I say it's great, people say the same thing. I have no opinion on it. I honestly haven't heard the album but I've seen them on the telly, and fair play to them, man, they're doing it. I hope that when my record comes out people don't compare the two because they're completely different things."

In the 16-page MOJO exclusive Will Hodgkinson speaks to the former Oasis songwriter about his return to recording, his new album, the end of his old band, that fateful plum and the essential films, books and music that define the man.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, is set to release on October 17 and is his first new studio material since he left Oasis in 2009 after an argument with his brother and bandmate Liam. He is also planning a UK tour after the album's release.

"'The Death Of You And Me' has a windswept feel, with a slightly country influence and a big, stomping chorus," writes NME of the comeback single. The LP was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy.

'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Japanese Release Date













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be released in Japan via Sony Music on October 12th.

25 July 2011

Liam Gallagher Takes Supernanny's Advice













Liam Gallagher takes parenting advice from 'Supernanny' star Jo Frost.

The Beady Eye rocker - who has three children, Molly, 13, Lennon, 11, and 10-year-old Gene - and his wife Nicole Appleton met with the childcare expert when she appeared on Alan Carr's 'Chatty Man' show, and admitted they are big fans of her work.

Jo exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I was on the 'Alan Carr' show the other day and I met Liam Gallagher and his wife. They were pleasant, very very pleasant. They both said how they love the work that I do in reaching out and helping the public.

"At the end of the day, celebrity or no celebrity - you're a mum and a dad when you go home. You may be an inspiration in the artiste world but to your daughter and your son you're good old mum and dad."

Source: stv.tv

Miles Kane On Touring With Beady Eye And Recording With Noel Gallagher













Taken from an interview with Miles Kane from Gigwise, read the full interview here.

When you’re supporting big acts like Arctic Monkeys and Beady Eye – does that help attract a wider fan base?

Yeah, I think when we did the tour with Beady Eye, six dates in the UK and two in Europe and that was around March time. I think after that my confidence has just been growing, I should thank the boys in the band as they’ve helped me grow so much live. I absolutely love what I do, playing those songs and I love rocking out on stage. When I don’t do it for a night I hate it, I’m just totally so happy at the moment and I just want to continue it. Carry on the steady build that we’re doing.

You worked with Noel Gallagher on the album – how was that?

Well I think that was the press blowing things out of the water. For me, we’d been hanging out for a bit and I was mixing in the final stages of the album and he came down to the studio for a hang out and a coffee. I was going in to do my vocals and he was like can you just write down the words for me? And then he just went in and did it, which was ****ing great. So unreal, me sat at the control desk and I’m telling Noel what to do, just a nice afternoon. That story then got completely changed and people made out like he was all over the album, which wasn’t the case.

Fans Love Noel Gallagher's Debut Solo Single













Fans have reacted in an enormously positive manner to Noel Gallagher's debut single 'The Death Of You And Me', which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The track, which is the first to be revealed from the former Oasis guitarist's debut solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', was debuted this morning and has had fans heaping praise on it ever since.

NME.com user Ahmed Salem loved it, saying he believed that Noel had stolen all of brother Liam's thunder with Beady Eye, he wrote: "Better than Beady Eye's entire album. I wouldn't want to be Liam at the moment."

Tom Wells loved it too, he wrote: "The Chief has come back with what is arguably one of his best songs ever!" Chris Kinloch felt the same, he wrote: "Liam just had the smile blown off his face. Beady Eye is now revealed as being totally shit in comparison now. Welcome back Noel."

Will Whitby felt the same, he wrote: "I missed this sound so much! Pure perfection", while Alexandre Duvauchelle wrote on NME's Facebook page Facebook.com/nmemagazine: "Great song! I've been waiting for that for so much time and I'm not disappointed at all! Noel rules." Jade Wong did the same, simply writing: "Love it."

A few users compared the song to Oasis's 2005 single 'The Importance Of Being Idle', but didn't see this as a bad thing.

Jamie Baker wrote of this: "Sounds 'Importance of Being Idley'' which definitely isn't a bad thing as that's one of his best songs!" Jason Murphy agreed, he wrote: "Top notch. Very 'Importance Of Being Idle' if that makes sense. Love the sound and production. Looking forward to the album!"

Source: www.nme.com

'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' iTunes Download To Feature Bonus Song













iTunes version of 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' will feature a bonus track that's called 'A Simple Game of Genius'.

It also includes videos of 'The Death Of You And Me', the making of 'The Death Of You And Me' and the making of the album.

'Dream On' is marked as Explicit.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, 'The Death Of You And Me' Review













Whichever side of the great Noel / Liam schism you’re on (presuming, of course, you feel compelled to take sides), it’s pretty universally agreed the pair have always done things differently. In one corner, the “shitbag”-tweeting headline generator, who’s dissed his brother and former band from every conceivable angle and in the other, a more, shall we say, reserved sibling who said everything he needed to say in a short press conference and NME interview.

While Liam’s posturing is better documented than the downfall of Murdoch, Noel’s opted for a quieter, humbler, more down-to-earth approach, seeing himself as that guy playing guitar stage left, insisting there’ll be no new music until he’s finished changing nappies - that sort of thing.

So while Beady Eye blazed out of nowhere all bluster and ‘Bring The Light’, Chatty Man chinwags and Man City tie-ins, Noel announces his return through Absolute Radio early on a Monday morning, with a much slower and less in-your-face offering.

A trademark acoustic strum and soft flute flourishes herald in Noel’s falsetto and he’s in fine form, delivering Noel-esque couplets that bounce off each other with rhyming glee but turn somewhat dark as they progress: ”High time, summer in the city / Kids are looking pretty / But itsn’t a pity that the sunshiiine / Is full of black thunder / With thoughts of going under / And is it any wonder why the sea is calling out to me / I seem to spend my whole life / Running from people who will be / The death of you and me / Cos I can feel the storm clouds / Sucking up my soul”.

Gloomy. And it’s at this point we’re mugged by some properly demented strings - a short but psychedelic interlude complemented by several retro brass breakouts later on that gift the whole thing with a captivating sheen. If we were forced to tie it to his previous, ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ springs to mind.

In the accompanying video we meet Noel at the Last Chance saloon, a subtle allusion to his fears this might not work perhaps, sitting near a gibbering weirdo. However this isn’t New Cross, rather somewhere in the Californian desert, and before long he’s pushing his waitress in the pool, some guy from Red Dead Redemption’s turned up with a marching band to take the waitress away and we’re left with the words “To Be Continued...”.

Noel, no need to worry, we’re hooked. Still think you should be called Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Angry Birds though. As for Liam’s reaction? We’ll have to wait and see.

Source: www.nme.com

Bid For A Signed Guitar By Kasbian













Our friends over at MusicLot have put a Fender guitar - signed by Kasabian - up for auction, with all proceeds going straight to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The auction will run until 3pm on 1st August. Get entering your highest bid HERE to be in with a chance of taking home this awesome piece of Kasabian memorabilia.

Find out more about the great work the Teenage Cancer Trust does, here.

Water Way For Noel Gallagher To Launch Solo Career













Noel Gallagher plunges a waitress into a swimming pool in the video for his first solo single.

The promo to The Death Of You And Me is set in a dusty, American desert motel.

Noel is seen sitting in a diner booth before throwing the young woman into the water.

She then escapes the drudgery of work by joining a caravan of travelling musicians.

The Death Of You And Me marks Noel's first release in three years.

It's credited to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

And the legendary songwriter explains that the Birds are a loose collective.

He said: "My manager asked me who the High Flying Birds are. They aren't anyone in particular. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around at the time of whatever it is that I'm doing, a loose collective kinda thing"

The track, which features a brass section, echoes later Oasis tracks such as The Importance Of Being Idle.

It's released on August 21.

Album Noel Gallagher's High flying Birds hits shop shelves on October 17.




Oasis bit the dust in 2009 after 18 years.

Noel's brother Liam launched his latest project Beady Eye last year.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher's 'High Flying Birds' Artwork














Below is the artwork for 'Noel Gallagher's Flying Birds'.

Album out 17 October in the UK & Europe. All pre-orders will receive a download of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as either Apple Lossless, FLAC or MP3 on street date. All physical pre-sale items will ship on or before street date.

Details here.

Pre Order 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Now!













'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', the album, is released on October 17th and is now available to pre-order!

The album will be available on:

- Limited Special Edition CD/DVD
- Standard CD
- iTunes LP (pre-order coming soon!)
- Heavyweight vinyl
- Digital

Click here to pre-order your copy today!

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

Watch/Listen To Noel Gallagher's 'The Death Of You And Me Now!








What do you think of the song and video?

Vincent Kompany To Have Guitar Lessons On His Signed Guitar By Noel Gallagher













Vincent Kompany won't strum the Noel Gallagher-signed guitar he got for £6,000 at a charity auction - because he can't.

The Man City star wanted the Gibson because of its links with the Manc.

He says: "I know a lot of people who do play, so I'll invite them around."

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

24 July 2011

Two More Screengrabs From Noel Gallagher's 'The Death Of You And Me' Video













Sour Mash Records have released two more screengrabs from 'The Death Of You And Me', the debut single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

The video will premiere here at NoelGallagher.com and Noel's official YouTube channel on Monday morning at 8.21 (UK time). Be sure to check it out!











Noel Gallagher Interview In This Month's Q Magazine













There is a short interview with Noel Gallagher plus an upcoming albums feature in this month's Q Magazine, on sale now.

23 July 2011

Noel Gallagher's Not Mad Fer I.T.













The Death Of You And Me is out on August 21 but fans keen to see more now can register on noelgallagher.com for all sorts of other nonsens, read a Q&A with the man himself here.

Talking about embracing t'internet, he said of his new iPad: "I'm now forced to use words and terms I never even knew existed like 'pop up server' and 'RAM' and f****** 'user' this and 'password' that. I've never had to come up with AND REMEMBER so many passwords!

"It's like some super spy s*** in WW2, and who decided where to put all the b****** letters on the keypad? Nonsense."

He's back.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

On This Day In Oasis History...













Below are a few videos from July 22nd 2000, when Oasis played the second night at Wembley Stadium in London.








22 July 2011

Noel Gallagher: The Death Of You And Me - First Play!













The video for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds debut single 'The Death Of You And Me' will be premiered here at NoelGallagher.com and Noel's official YouTube channel at 8.21 Monday morning (UK time).

The video was shot on location in LA while Noel was putting the finishing touches to the debut album from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Sour Mash Records have released two screengrabs from the video here.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

New Noel Gallagher Website Now Live













Noel's label, Sour Mash Records, have been working closely with him over the past few months to design and build a site that will act as the definitive source for news, releases, tour dates and much more.

Click HERE to sign-up to the mailing list!

Head on over to the site now and you'll be able to hear the strings and choir from 'Everybody's On The Run', the opening track from the forthcoming album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' which is released in October.

To celebrate the launch of the website Sour Mash asked Noel a few questions about his new site. To read Noel's Q&A where he also talks about a forthcoming web cast click HERE! Fans who sign up to the site will each get their own personal 'Inbox' that will be used by Noel and HERE to give fans exclusive content - sign up HERE!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Noel Gallagher Guest Edits Mojo Magazine













Noel has guest edited this month's Mojo Magazine, which is on the shelves now. The magazine also comes with a personally compiled covermount CD titled 'Well... All Right!' which features artists as diverse as Nina Simone, Black Mountain, Yage and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

The magazine has the first in-depth interview with Noel in which he talks about the writing and recording of his debut album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'. He also discusses several tracks which have helped shape his life.

The magazine features articles about poet John Cooper Clarke, Miles Kane, the roots of punk and James Brown which have all received Noel's seal of approval.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

First Review Of Noel Gallagher's Debut Single













Noel's solo material has been a closely guarded secret for a long time.

It is now only a week away from your ears and I can finally tell readers it is just what you've been wishing for.

The Death Of You And Me, out on August 28, is the first single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - and it's seriously impressive stuff.

He's a big fan of Neil Young and Donovan - and Noel's first track is worthy of being mentioned beside those legends. It's nothing fancy or too intricate, just classic Noel songwriting - coupled with an unexpected brass section.

Who saw that twist coming?

Considering he smokes and drinks, his voice sounds more youthful than ever.

It is closer in style to more recent Oasis tracks such as The Importance Of Being Idle from Don't Believe The Truth and (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady on Dig Out Your Soul.

Lyrically, he's come up with more memorable lines and imagery about "storm clouds" soaking up his soul.

It is a pearler and could even attract fans who wouldn't brave the flying pints of p*** at Oasis gigs.

It has already been A-listed on Radio 2 four weeks before release - and that rarely happens. Xfm, 6 Music and Absolute are all thumping for it too.

The video is ace. Filmed in the desert outside LA, with a stunning blonde waitress he pushes into a pool.

The full video will be premiered on noelgallagher.com from 8.20am Monday. As he would say: "Get on it".

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher Don’t Look Back In... Tonga













Noel is not unfamiliar with The Royle Family - his classic track Half The World Away was the soundtrack to the hit show.

But the ex-Oasis star has been brushing shoulders with genuine blue blood - the king of Tonga.

Noel was staying in the plush W Hotel in Los Angeles while working on his debut solo album, High Flying Birds, with producer Dave Sardy.

Only two people were staying on his floor in the five-star gaff - him and King George Tupou V.

A source said: "Noel was baffled by men in suits with ear pieces keeping an eye on things along his corridor.

"It was only later in the trip that he realised what was going on when room service was taking so long to arrive.

"It turned out it was being checked out before arriving at his door. He was laughing with the lads in the studio about it being like a scene from Coming To America in the room next door."

It's just as well Noel was out there working. You wouldn't want to accidentally stumble into the wrong door and have a Tongan heavy jump on you after a night on the ale.

And Big George isn't to be messed with - he's a bright man with military training.

The king studied at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He also had a spell at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surrey.

Tonga is made up of 176 islands in the South Pacific. The king should have offered Noel a week's holiday on one for an early listen to the new album.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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