31 October 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Roundhouse In London Live Blog












Setlist gig has now finished.

It's Good To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody's On The Run
Dream On
If I Had A Gun
The Good Rebel
The Death Of You And Me
Freaky Teeth
Wonderwall
Supersonic
(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
AKA... What A Life!
Talk Tonight
Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
AKA... Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Little By Little
The Importance Of Being Idle
Don't Look Back In Anger

Updates from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at The Roundhouse in London will appear here, other pictures and reports can be found on our Twitter page here.

Oasis' Definitely Maybe Is One Of Zane Lowe's Masterpieces













From 21 - 24 November 2011, Zane's Masterpieces returns for a sixth season to Radio One to celebrate four great albums and their part in musical history.

Over four consecutive days, Zane - joined by a host of special guests - will pay tribute to these incredible albums and play them out for you in full. This means zero interruptions, no censorship and no talking as the albums are played back exactly as they were meant to be heard, with listeners across the world sharing the moment!

The four albums picked this time are

The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream
21 Nov 2011

Dizzee Rascal
Boy In Da Corner
22 Nov 2011

Amy Winehouse
Back To Black
23 Nov 2011

Oasis
Definitely Maybe
24 Nov 2011

Official Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Merchandise Is Available Now!











Head on over to the Official Noel Gallagher website here, for a look at the official merchandise that has just gone on sale.

Lawrence Watson On Working With Noel Gallagher











Lawrence Watson spent an 18 month period working and documenting Noel Gallagher's journey creating his debut solo album. Much of the time was spent in the USA and this body of work captures the intimacy. The Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London hosts this exhibition.

Another Interview With Noel Gallagher From The Q Awards













Below is an interview with Noel Gallagher at the Q Awards in London last week.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Confirm First Live Dates In Mexico













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are pleased to announce they will be heading to Mexico next April to play two dates in Monterrey and Mexico City. The two concerts will mark the band's first visit to the country. Noel Gallagher was last in Mexico with Oasis in November 2008 when they played in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

The confirmed gigs are:

10/04/2012 - Monterrey, Auditorio Banamex
11/04/2012 - Mexico City, Teatro Metropolitan

There will be a pre-sale available to Mexican fans registered here at www.NoelGallagher.com. If you're not already a member of the site you can sign up HERE! Instructions to apply for the pre-sale will be emailed to fans Thursday evening.

Tickets go on General sale Wednesday 9th November at 11am (local time):

MONTERREY: Ticketmaster.com.mx and all Ticketmaster locations, Auditorio Banamex box office, and charge by phone - 83699199

MEXICO CITY: Ticketmaster.com.mx and all Ticketmaster locations, Teatro Metropolitan box office, and charge by phone - 9138.1350 x.1202

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have confirmed several forthcoming dates including tours of UK and Ireland, North America, Europe and Japan. To keep up to date on the band's tour announcements sign up to the mailing list HERE!

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

The Gangas To Support Beady Eye In Chile Later Today













The Gangas will be supporting Beady Eye in Santiago, Chile later today.

Below is a video of Andy Bell and Gem Archer talking about the band during an interview in 2009.

Watch/Listen To A Live Stream Of Beady Eye In Buenos Aires













On November 4th you can watch Beady Eye's appearance at the Personal Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

You can watch the band here, and also listen to radio stream here (click 'radio en vivo' in horizontal menu).

Not sure at time of posting what time the band are appearing, so if any of you have an idea please leave a comment or send us an e-mail.

Thanks to AG

Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The HMV Forum













Below are a few videos from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the HMV Forum in London.







Noel Gallagher Says More US Dates To Be Announced Next Week











Click here and select Noel Gallagher to listen to an interview from Kramp & Adler on 102.1FM in Milwaukee.

Noel said that more US live dates will be announced next week.

New Beady Eye Mix 'What The World Is Waiting For...'













Last Monday we announced that Andy had given us three exclusive new mixes, the first of which - 'What The World Is Waiting For...' - was posted last week.

This week's mix - 'Yesterday, Where Is My Mind?' - is now available to listen to below. The mix, featuring great tunes from the likes of The Horrors, Little Barrie and Lana Del Ray - is the second of the three mixes.

Andy told us:

'Here is a mix made up of (mainly new) music that the band have been listening to recently. Little Barrie is a friend of ours and guitarist in Primal Scream ... Hippy Mafia (band formed in Toronto by Gaz Whelan from the Mondays and friends) will be supporting us on the forthcoming UK tour ... Arcade Fire = Best live band I've seen all year ... Cults are our favourite new band ... Cheap Freaks supported us in Dublin ... anyway ... Enjoy! We're off to South America. AB.'



Little Barrie - Tip It Over
Hippy Mafia - 4th and 5th
Colourmusic - Yes!
Susan Christie - Yesterday, Where Is My Mind?
The Horrors - Still Life
The War on Drugs - I Was There
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Cults - Go Outside
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Lil Millet and his Creoles - Rich Woman
Cheap Freaks - Cruel World
Dungen - Fredag
Death In Vegas - Sons of Rother
Pearls Before Swine - Another Time
Gila - This Morning
Ravi Shankar - Raga Desh
The Parsley Sound - Ease Yourself and Glide

Check back next Monday for the third of the mixes.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.com

Yet Another Review Of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The HMV Forum













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
HMV Forum, London
October 30, 2011

As he takes the stage at this, the fifth gig of his first, post-Oasis tour, Noel Gallagher's solo debut album has been available for just 14 days. Enough time, it seems, for tonight's sold-out crowd to learn every word of his new songs. It's perhaps just as well, as nine of this evening's 20 tracks are culled from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Having eased open the door to this new, live chapter with a spooky (It's Good) To Be Free and a pugilistic Mucky Fingers, album opener Everybody's On The Run begins a run of six new songs, each a muscular, jet-propelled version of their LP counterpart.

Aided in no small part by the freshness of his new band (and the deafening crack of Jeremy Stacey's snare drum), the likes of (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine and pop mini-epic If I Had A Gun..., are examples of Noel's deft ability to meld the melodic and the explosive, while the melancholic The Death Of You And Me is fast becoming one of the finest songs he's ever written. New, new track Freaky Teeth is the low-slung cousin of final Oasis single Falling Down and acts as the precursor to a two-song, acoustic nod to his old band. Wonderwall - played by Noel in the Ryan Adams-cover style for the last decade - ignites every voice in the venue and is quickly followed by a bare-boned Supersonic. One of only three Liam-sung Oasis songs played tonight, its opening call-to-arms (I need to be myself/I can't be no one else) sounds tinged with melancholy. It's the only moment when the spectre of Liam Gallagher (and that voice) looms large.

If he had any worries about occupying the centre spot on stage, then Noel is hiding them well. His voice is in fine shape and an extended period of rehearsals has ensured that, even at this early stage, his band appear on top touring form. In any other circumstances Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard and guitarist Tim Smith would be considered reserved players, but with the immovable Gallagher at the helm, their moments of bouncing and grooving seem almost frantic. It certainly makes a change from the phalanx of static figures we've seen playing Oasis songs over the last 17 years. A triple-headed encore of Don't Look Back In Anger, The Importance Of Being Idle and Little By Little turn an already sweltering crowd into a swaying, singing mass that momentarily causes the Forum to expand to the size of a stadium. This is what Noel Gallagher is really, really good at.

Speaking to MOJO earlier this year, Noel Gallagher said: "In the early days, the only way you could have a connection with Oasis was to come and see us." 20 years later, with his younger brother having cast the music of his old band adrift, it has fallen to Gallagher Sr. to prove this Oasis connection is still possible. But this time round, with an arsenal of revitalised new songs, you get much, much more.

By Ross Bennett

Source: www.mojo4music.com

Happy Halloween













Pumpkin Art by Jenny 'Supersonic'




















Another Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, HMV Forum













The high priest of rock and roll stepped out with nothing to prove...and a whole lot to offer as a solo artist.

It was an immaculate set of Oasis classics and tunes from the Birds’ self-titled new album, delivered with affection and expert composure.

Opening with Oasis’s much-loved B-side To Be Free, punters knew they were in for a feast.

Haunting solo ballad If I Had A Gun already caused terrace-style chanting that Noel has become accustomed to over the years.

He ditched the band for an eerie Wonderwall that mashed its old swagger with a newfound calm, before the lads came back for something fresh – dancey and energetic current single AKA What A Life.

Don’t Look Back In Anger was a fitting sublime finale.

Noel’s said his band name – an ever-changing cast of gifted mates – is basically a joke.

But those Birds are certainly soaring.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Noel Gallagher Praises Fans In London













Noel Gallagher told fans it was an ''absolute privilege'' to play for them during a concert with his High Flying Birds project in London on Saturday night (29.10.11).
Noel Gallagher told fans it was an "absolute privilege" to play for them at his concert in London on Saturday night (29.10.11).

The former Oasis guitarist gave the fourth concert of his debut tour as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Hammersmith Apollo and said he was blown away by the rapturous reception he received from the sell-out crowd.

Before playing his final song, 2002 Oasis single 'Little by Little', he said: "This has been an absolute privilege to play for you people tonight.

Jokingly referring to people from Liverpool and the re-setting of the clocks for British winter time, he added: "This has very different connotations for Scousers but make sure you put your watches back tonight and your clocks."

In his set, Noel played a selection of Oasis songs and several tracks from his solo album, including 'Dream On', '(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine', 'AKA... What a Life!' and 'The Death of You and Me', all of which were well received by fans.

In an apparent reference to his decision to quit his former band after a huge bust-up with his brother Liam in August 2009, the songwriter opened his set with Oasis B-side '(It's Good) To Be Free' - which had an arrangement borrowed by his previous solo acoustic shows for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 44-year-old musician also treated the audience to a stripped down version of 'Wonderwall' - on which he was accompanied by just a piano and tambourine - and a surprise acoustic version of 'Supersonic', which was Oasis' first single, and famous for Liam's snarling vocals.

Other highlights included two more Oasis B-sides, 'Half the World Away' and 'Talk Tonight' - which Noel dedicated "to the girls at the back there" - solo tracks 'If I Had a Gun.' and 'Everybody's on the Run' and encore songs 'Don't Look Back in Anger' and 'The Importance of Being Idle'.

Noel is performing at London's Roundhouse venue tonight (31.10.11) and recently announced an arena tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in his hometown of Manchester on February 13 2012.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds set list:

'(It's Good) To Be Free'
'Mucky Fingers'
'Everybody's on the Run'
'Dream On'
'If I Had a Gun'
'The Good Rebel'
'The Death of You and Me'
'Freaky Teeth'
'Wonderwall'
'Supersonic'
'(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine'
'AKA. What a Life'
'Talk Tonight'
'Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks'
'AKA. Broken Arrow'
'Half the World Away'
'(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach'
'Don't Look Back in Anger'
'The Importance of Being Idle'
'Little by Little'

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Noel Gallagher On The High Flying Birds, Liam, Oasis And More













He’s on the rooftop deck of the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo, Noel Gallagher and a hundred of his favourite strangers, goggling at the staggering 270-degree view of – everything, really: skyscrapers, bridges, Manhattan’s eyrie.

It’s an Oasis album cover, a view worthy of High Flying Birds – and as his debut solo album blasts on the sound system, and Gallagher sips wine with media and fans pressing in with their umpteenth questions, even the rock star is a little overwhelmed.

“I’d never done anything like that before, ever,” he says the next day in a different swish downtown hotel. “My wife [Sara MacDonald] was going, ‘I don’t know how you do it.’ But in the end, I think the best way is just to get drunk.”

And did you?

“Oh, yeah.”

Well, there’s a legacy to uphold – without the usual suspects. At 44, he’s relaxed and self-deprecating, laughing and peppering his speech with cheerily sardonic F-bombs the way people salt French fries, and why not? Having powered Britpop sensation Oasis to 70 million in worldwide sales in the guitar nineties, he’s launching Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds solo, with the North American leg of the tour opening Nov. 7 at Massey Hall in Toronto.

But, sometimes, being your brother’s keeper is the devil you know. The guitarist and songwriter left Oasis in 2009, after a final rumble with younger brother Liam.

“Initially, it wasn’t a relief. It was a pain in the ass. But now I’m in it, I thought ‘Why not? I don’t have to worry about band politics.’ ”

That’s one way to put it: politics. In the Middle Eastern sense. Only the Kinks’ Davies waged brotherhood like Oasis’s Gallaghers did, brawling their way through a decade and a half of hits and punches. But Noel plays down his role in the mythology.

“You know, I never started a fight with a single person on this planet,” he says. “The only person I ever argued with about anything was Liam. And we don’t need to go into why. I’m not an aggressive person. I argue with my wife.”

The album came after a year off to reassess and recharge. But songwriting is what he does in his spare time. “And I’m really lucky that people are interested in what I do in my spare time.”

With the interest come expectations. “Everybody expects you to come back with the direct … anthem. And I was like, I wanna come back with a whisper. I wanna tap people on the shoulder and say, ‘Come over here a minute, there’s … trumpets on this!’ ”

Read the full article here.

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, HMV Forum











After the all-seated nostalgia of his solo debut in the Albert Hall last year, Noel Gallagher proved surprisingly essential viewing at the weekend. This wasn't a sombre post-Oasis wake but a second coming, powered by an elated crowd having Titanic moments on the balconies and singing every word.

A perfectly pleasant debut solo album caught fire in concert. The lyrics of songs just two weeks old, largely nonsensical in the Oasis tradition though they may mostly be, had already been memorised for optimum bellowing. If anything Noel's High Flying Birds were even less watchable than Oasis, who among their static number at least had one absolutely furious man who was inevitably wearing something ridiculous. But unlike Liam Gallagher's current Beady Eye project, who stubbornly and suicidally refuse to play songs that they haven't written, Noel still has Oasis classics in his arsenal. He's the divorced parent who dispenses the most ice cream, starting with the telling lyrics of old B-side (It's Good) to be Free and building up to yet another arms-aloft singalong of Don't Look Back in Anger.

He even did Wonderwall, admittedly as the Ryan Adams version, though with so many people howling the original melody it was hard to notice the subtle distinction.

New B-side The Good Rebel carried on a long tradition of resembling Beatles tunes (Ticket to Ride this time) but there was fresh energy in the pounding piano of AKA … What a Life! and the drum assault of Dream On. The acoustic Talk Tonight became a full band number; the traditionally Liam-sung Supersonic was stripped down to its bones.

While no one can sing like Liam, everyone reckons they can do Noel's bits and they duly did, creating an electric atmosphere for a new start that's going places.

Source: www.thisislondon.co.uk

Beady Eye Roll Into Santiago...













Beady Eye will play at the Industria Cultural in Santiago, Chile today (October 31st).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will do my best to get them on the site.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

Beady Eye Kick Of Their South American Tour Later Today













After a couple of weeks of well deserved rest Beady Eye are heading out on tour again to play across South America.

The band are lined up to play:

Monday October 31, 2011 - Santiago, Chile @ Planeta Terra
Wednesday November 2, 2011 - Montevideo, Uruguay @ Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo
Friday November 4, 2011 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Personal Festival
Saturday November 5, 2011 - Sao Baulo, Brazil @ Planata Terra
Monday November 7, 2011 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In London













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the Roundhouse in, London later today (October 31st).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

30 October 2011

Beady Eye Arrive In Chile













Below are a two videos of Andy Bell and Liam Gallagher arriving in Santiago, ahead of Beady Eye's South American Tour that starts tomorrow.

Pictures can be found here, here, here, here and here.





Thanks to AG_foto

Top Ten Selling Albums In the UK This Week













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, drops down a place on this week's Official Album Chart.

The Top 10 UK albums are:

01. Coldplay - 'Mylo Xyloto'
02. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'
03. Michael Buble - 'Christmas'
04. Bruno Mars - 'Doo Wops & Hooligans'
05. Kelly Clarkson - 'Stronger'
06. Matt Cardle - 'Letters'
07. Ed Sheeran - '+'
08. Adele - '21'
09. Steps - 'The Ultimate Collection'
10. Tom Waits - 'Bad As Me'

AKA.. What A Life has moved up two places on the Official Singles Chart to 22.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The HMV Forum In London Live Blog












Gig finished the setlist was

(It's Good) To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody's On The Run
Dream On
If I Had A Gun
The Good Rebal
The Death Of You And Me
Freaky Teeth "This is from the next album, whenever it comes out".
Wonderwall
Supersonic
(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
AKA... What A Life!
Talk Tonight
Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
AKA... Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Don't Look Back In Anger
The Importance Of Being Idle
Little By Little

Updates from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the HMV Forum in London will appear here, other pictures reports can be found on our Twitter page here.

Noel Gallagher Says That Mario Balotelli Is A "Total Rock'n'Roller"













Noel Gallagher has explained that people love Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli as he lives life on the edge.

Speaking to the Guardian, the former Oasis guitarist stated that the Italian attacker is a "total rock'n'roller".

Gallagher added that some of the stunts Balotelli has become famous for have caught the eye of the general public due to the fact they have always wondered what it would be like to act in that way.

Balotelli has been featured in the news for setting off fireworks from a window of his home, handing out money to homeless people in Manchester city centre and high-fiving fans from his car.

But his form on the pitch finally seems to be living up to his antics off the field, with him scoring twice in the recent thrashing City doled out to Manchester United earlier in the month.

He now has six goals this season and has helped City to the top of the Premier League.

Source: www.uknetguide.co.uk

Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Hammersmith Apollo











Click here for a number of pictures from yesterdays Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

Listen To Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'If I Had A Gun' Amorphous Androgynous Remix












Below you can listen to the Amorphous Androgynous remix of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'If I Had A Gun'.

Thanks to jaq515

On This Day In Oasis History...













"Wonderwall" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher. Released as the third single from (What's the Story) Morning Glory? in October 1995, "Wonderwall" peaked at number two in the UK Singles Charts and proved to be their American breakthrough, reaching number eight on the Hot 100 and giving them their only top-ten hit in the US thus far. "Wonderwall" is perhaps their most popular song, despite the fact that British TV stars Robson & Jerome's "I Believe"/"Up on the Roof" kept it out of the top slot. "Wonderwall" continues to have enduring popularity in Oasis's canon; as of 2008, it was 76th in the UK's list of best-selling singles, and has now sold over a million copies in single and download sales in the UK, where it went platinum.

The song is included on Oasis's compilation album Stop the Clocks.

Background

The song takes its name from the 1968 album Wonderwall Music by George Harrison, at the time still a member of the Beatles.[3] Harrison's album was in fact a soundtrack to the film Wonderwall, but the film has remained unknown by the general public. The original title of the track was "Wishing Stone".

It is often claimed that "Wonderwall" was written for Gallagher's then-girlfriend, Meg Mathews. Noel married Mathews in 1997, but the couple divorced four years later. Gallagher now claims that the song was not about Mathews at all, but he felt he had to go along with the rumour, saying "The meaning of that song was taken away from me by the media who jumped on it. How do you tell your Mrs it's not about her once she's read it is? It's a song about an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself."

Recording

The song was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, during a two-week recording of the 'Morning Glory' album in May 1995. According to producer Owen Morris, the song was completed in 6-8 hours.

Morris claimed that Gallagher had presented an alternative arrangement of the song "which had some extra complicated pre-bridge bits that didn't have singing or melody - but just had some chord changes - which seemed completely unnecessary", the night before it was recorded. This idea was quickly shelved.

Noel initially wanted to sing this song on (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, but he gave his brother Liam Gallagher the choice, and Noel ended up singing "Don't Look Back in Anger".



















Live performances

Noel debuted the song on UK TV, backstage at Glastonbury and broadcast on Channel 4 on June 24, 1995. The song wasn't performed by the band during their headline performance the night before.

In August 2002, Noel changed the arrangement of his live performances of the song to a style admittedly heavily-influenced by Ryan Adams' cover version of the song. This arrangement has continued to his most recent live performances of the song. When the full band performs the song live, with electric guitars, it's still in the original style as presented on the record. During the 2008 tour, however the band have return to performing the song in a semi acoustic form.

A live version of the song, recorded at Wembley Stadium in 2000, is featured on the band's live album Familiar To Millions.

In an interview with Q magazine in August 2008, Liam said that he hates performing the song: "I can't stand that fucking song, every time I have to sing it, I want to gag. Problem is 'Wonderwall' was a big big tune for us and so you go to America and they're like, 'Are you Mr Wonderwall?', and you want to chin someone."





Video

The music video to the song was filmed in the relatively brief period when bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan quit the band due to nervous exhaustion; Scott McLeod came in to replace him.



Cover art

The sleeve artwork was inspired by the paintings of the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, and was shot on Primrose Hill in north London. The hand holding the frame is that of art director Brian Cannon; the woman is Anita Heryet, a Creation Records employee. The original idea was to have Liam in the frame before Noel vetoed that idea whilst the shoot was taking place.

Chart history

It reached No.2 in the UK charts.

In the US it also peaked at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for an unprecedented ten weeks (this amount was later eclipsed in 1998 by Marcy Playground), and reached #8 on the Hot 100.

Awards and accolades

In 1995, "Wonderwall" came in at number one in the national Australian music poll, the Triple J Hottest 100.

The promo video for "Wonderwall", directed by Nigel Dick, won the Best British Video award at the 1996 BRIT Awards.

In the Grammy Awards of 1997 the band received a nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Noel Gallagher picked another nomination for Best Rock Song, winning none.

In 2003, VH1 ranked the song at number 95 in its countdown of the "100 Greatest Songs Of The Past 25 Years."

In May 2005, "Wonderwall" was voted the best British song of all time, in a poll of over 8,500 listeners conducted by Virgin Radio.

The song "Wonderwall" placed 105 of the 3000 top songs of all time on the website acclaimedmusic.net.

In August 2006, "Wonderwall" was named the second-greatest song of all time in a poll conducted by Q Magazine, finishing behind another Oasis song, "Live Forever".

In 2006, U2's guitarist The Edge named "Wonderwall" one of the songs he most wishes he'd written.

In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Wonderwall" at number 27 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever.

In December 2007, it came in number 35 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's countdown.

In early 2007, "Wonderwall"'s drumming, provided by Alan White, was voted 90th best drumming track ever in Modern Drummer magazine.

Gallery: Liam Gallagher In Toronto













Click here to see a few pictures of Liam Gallagher in Toronto yesterday.

Thanks to AG_foto

Noel Gallagher To Have A Cameo In The Christmas Bo Selecta?













Noel Gallagher is fast becoming one of my favourite people. Mainly because he says everything we are all thinking!

The ex-Oasis rocker – now fronting his solo project High Flying Birds – was on a roll at the Q Awards with a rant about modern mobile phones.

He said: “I just want a basic 1994 Nokia mobile. I can keep it in my back pocket and just do the basics with it – phone and text. What would I need a camera on it for? iPhones are for Cockneys and ****s. And they are far too big.”

And on collaborating with other artists, Noel, 44, revealed: “I’ve never been asked to do a collaboration. I guess I just don’t give off that come-and-get-me vibe. I wouldn’t be adverse to doing one with Coldplay or U2 – anyone who sells 50million albums.”

I also overheard him boasting he’s accepted a cameo in a Bo’ Selecta! Christmas special.

Proper, erm, bo.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In London













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the HMV Forum in, London later today (October 30th).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The HMV Hammersmith Apollo











Below are a few videos from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London last night, check out the rest of the gig on a1999f's YouTube Channel here.









29 October 2011

Watch Upside Down: The Creation Story Now!













Fans in the UK can watch the documentary chronicling the highs and lows of the UK's most inspired and dissolute independent record label - Creation Records, founded by the maverick Glaswegian, Alan McGee.

It contains some great early footage of Oasis and features interviews with Andy Bell, Bonehead and Noel Gallagher.

Click here to watch it on the BBC iPlayer.

You can also watch Creation At The BBC

Performances by Creation Records artists including the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Loft, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub.

Click here to watch it on the BBC iPlayer.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Apollo In London Live Blog












Updates from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the Apollo will appear here, other pictures reports on our Twitter page here.

Setlist thanks to Jack Davies and Radiosonic, pictures thanks to Tom.

(It's Good) To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody's On The Run
Dream On
If I Had A Gun
The Good Rebal
The Death Of You And Me
Freaky Teeth
Wonderwall
Supersonic
(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
AKA... What A Life!
Talk Tonight
Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks
AKA... Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Don't Look Back In Anger (electric version not acoustic)
The Importance Of Being Idle
Little By Little



Noel Gallagher Is On The Front Cover Of Warp Magazine














Noel Gallagher is on the front cover of Warp magazine that's on sale in Mexico, the magazine is also available from various retailers in the USA and Latin America.
























Thanks to Ruby_PY

Gallery: Noel Gallagher Magazine Shoot











Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher by Graham Keogh that was used in the current issue of Hot Press magazine in Ireland.

Noel Gallagher's Homecoming Gig 'Snubbed By Manchester United Players'


















Trio of Reds didn't turn up to O2 Apollo after 6-1 thumping by Manchester City

Noel Gallagher has revealed three Manchester United players snubbed guestlist places at his homecoming earlier this week following their humiliating defeat to the singer's beloved Manchester City last weekend (October 23).

The High Flying Birds man played at the O2 Apollo Manchester on Wednesday (26) as part of his debut UK and Ireland tour.

A trio of unnamed Red Devils players had requested tickets to the show, but mysteriously didn't show up following their 6-1 battering by the Blues on Sunday.

The former Oasis leader told The Sun that the United players had been "bang up for it" before the fixture.

He added: "One of them mysteriously developed 'food poisoning,' another one had 'forgot it was half-term' – whatever that means. Then just to add insult to injury the last, and probably most famous of all the dirty Reds, sez, 'Something's come up and I have to deal with it."

Gallagher concluded: "Something's come up? What? Like a bit of sick that's been in there since Sunday."

The tour is due to continue at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London tonight (29), with two more gigs in the capital following tomorrow (HMV Forum) and Monday (The Roundhouse).

Gallagher has also announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for next year, which is due to kick off at the Manchester MEN Arena on Feburary 13 before visiting Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Birmingham.

Tickets went onsale yesterday (28).

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Is The Second Biggest Selling Album In The World













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the second best-selling album in the world last week according to global sales figures and national album charts.

Noel Gallagher sold 170.000 copies and was the highest new entry on the chart, beaten by Adele's 21 album that spent it's 27th week at number one.


















The World Chart can be found here.

Another On This Day In Oasis History...













On October 29th 2002, Noel Gallagher played an acoustic set set at the Fairplay charity gig at London's Astoria to raise money for the Make Trade Fair campaign.

Below is the NME.COM's review of the night, and a number of videos.

NOEL GALLAGHER and CHRIS MARTIN teamed up to perform a cover of Smiths' 'STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE', as part of an amazing night of collaborations at the LONDON ASTORIA.

As previously reported, 'Fair Play' (October 29) was organised by Emily Eavis, the daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael. The show was intended to raise cash and awareness for Oxfam, helping to raise the profile of their Make Trade Fair campaign.

The bill featured Lamb, Idlewild, Noel Gallagher and Coldplay, who were billed as featuring 'special guests'.

After a solo set from Gallagher, which featured the likes of 'Wonderwall', 'Slide Away' and 'Married With Children', Coldplay took to the stage, and performed a handful of their own songs.

They were then joined by Ms Dynamite for a cover of [/a]'s 'Three Little Birds', and her own songs 'It Takes More' and 'Dy-Na-Mi-Tee'.

She was then replaced by Noel, who performed a duet of Coldplay's hit single 'Yellow', and Oasis' 'Live Forever'. During the duets, Martin appeared overcome, telling the audience that it was one of the best moments of his life. Their set also included a cover of [a]' 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before', a song that originally featured on the legendary Manchester group's 1987 album, 'Strangeways, Here We Come'.

Noel Gallagher's set ran:
'Talk Tonight'
'Slide Away'
'Wonderwall'
'Don't Look Back In Anger'
'Married With Children'

Coldplay played:
'In My Place'
'Don't Panic'
'The Scientist'
'It Takes More' (with Ms Dynamite)
'Three Little Birds' (with Ms Dynamite)
'Dy-Na-Mi-Tee' (with Ms Dynamite)
'Yellow' (with Noel Gallagher)
'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before' (with Noel Gallagher)
'Live Forever' (with Noel Gallagher)
'Many Rivers To Cross'
'Whatever' (with Noel Gallagher)









Details To Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds BBC Radio 2 Concert On TV













Press red on any BBC channel (UK Only) on Thursday 3rd November at 9pm to watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's live from the BBC Radio Theatre as part of Radio 2 In Concert.

The show will feature classic hits and songs from his new album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'.

If you miss it live or simply want to watch again, press red straight afterwards to watch it will be available on a loop for the next seven days.

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Thu 3rd November, 9:00pm-6:00am
Fri 4th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 5th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 6th November, 6:00am-6:00am

Freeview:
Thu 3rd November, 9:00pm-6:00am
Fri 4th November, 6:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-6:50pm, 12:00am-1:40am
Sat 5th November, 4:10am-11:40am, 8:05pm-12:20am
Sun 6th November, 6:10pm-6:00am

Outside the UK you can listen live on BBC Radio 2, I will post make a post with links on the day of the gig.

On This Day In Oasis History...













Lord Don't Slow Me Down is a rockumentary film, looking back on British band Oasis' Don't Believe the Truth world tour which took place from May 2005 to March 2006. The film is directed by Baillie Walsh. It went platinum in the UK. The DVD was released on October 29th 2007.







Pre-release

A handful of fans-only private screenings took place around the world with the world premiere of the film at the Directors Guild Theater in New York City on November 4, 2006 as part of the CMJ Film Festival. The UK television premiere was on Channel 4 on November 19, at 11:50pm, although it was a heavily edited version with approximately 40 minutes cut from the original 95 minute version. The film was unveiled to coincide with Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks, released on November 20, 2006. A preview of the film was included on the Let There Be Love DVD single, released in November 2005.

The film features a new Oasis song also called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down", written by Noel Gallagher and recorded during the Don't Believe the Truth sessions, Gallagher described it as being "one of the best things, like The Who, The Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group combined, and it's got two drum solos on it!". He has also said that his girlfriend thought it was the only Oasis song you could dance to. The song was left off Don't Believe the Truth because Gallagher felt that including it would have meant he'd have been singing too many songs on the record. Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero also appears in the video signing a shirt for noel.




















The DVD set contents:

Disc One:

Documentary tour film Lord Don’t Slow Me Down in stereo and surround sound.
Bonus audio commentary featuring the members of the band.
A Noel Gallagher Q&A session with the fans filmed in New York in 2006.

Disc Two:

Oasis live at City of Manchester Stadium on 2nd July 2005 in HD with stereo and surround sound.

"Fuckin' in the Bushes"
"Turn Up the Sun"
"Lyla"
"Cigarettes & Alcohol"
"The Importance Of Being Idle"
"Little By Little"
"A Bell Will Ring"
"Acquiesce"
"Songbird"
"Live Forever"
"Mucky Fingers"
"Wonderwall"
"Rock 'n' Roll Star"
"The Meaning of Soul"
"Don't Look Back In Anger"
"My Generation"

Unique footage and pictures sent in by fans who attended the concert.

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