30 November 2015

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28 November 2015

Another On This Day In Oasis History...













Below is a video from November 28th 2006, when Noel Gallagher played an acoustic show at the Le Cabaret Sauvage in Paris as part of the promotion for Stop The Clocks.

Performing in front of his smallest audience for years, Gallagher backed by Gem Archer on guitar and percussionist Terry Kirkbride, played a mixture of acoustic B-sides and album tracks.




On This Day In Oasis History...














Let There Be Love" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth. Written by Noel Gallagher, it is the second Oasis song to feature Liam and Noel on lead vocals, the first being the B-Side "Acquiesce". It was released on November 28th 2005 as the third single from the album in the UK, and the second single in the US. It reached number two in the UK charts, capping a very successful year for the band. Many critics cited this song as proof that Oasis had returned to form we had seen in the mid-90's.

A demo for the track was recorded during demo sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. A bootleg of these demo sessions was leaked onto the Internet in early 2000. This track was given the unofficial title "It's A Crime" on many bootlegs as the track was unknown and unreferenced anywhere before then. The album version of the song is structurally almost exactly as the same as the demo with a slight change in melody in the part that Noel sings. The lyrics to the chorus remains intact, but the verses and bridge have totally rewritten lyrics.




















The single version of the song omits the second verse and chorus.



A second, Noel-sung demo was released on the "Let There Be Love" DVD single. It has the same lyrics as the album version, and in fact the album version takes some elements from the demo such as the piano. It was probably recorded sometime in 2003 or 2004, prior to the main Don't Believe the Truth recording sessions.

The video is a montage of some of Oasis' live shows during the summer of 2005 including clips of the gigs at Hampden Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. The clips don't actually show the band playing 'Let There Be Love'.

The song has only been played live once, on an Italian radio show in late 2005.

27 November 2015

Sorry Adele, Oasis Are Still The Album Chart Record Breakers













In a not-so-shocking turn of events Adele's 25 has smashed chart records, with 800,307 sales in a week.

It's the fastest selling album in chart history, overtaking Oasis's record-breaking album Be Here Now which sold 696,000 copies in its first chart week.

However, the Gallagher brothers' 1997 triumph was after only three days on sale. It was released on a Thursday and charted on a Sunday.

Compared with 25's first three days of sales, Oasis easily outshine Adele.

Be Here Now sold 158,000 more copies than 25, which shifted 538,000 in 72 hours.

So the comparison you've been hearing about is not like-for-like over a seven-day period.

Over a full week, Liam and Noel still sold more.

Be Here Now shifted 813,000 in that time compared to Adele's 800,307.

So whichever way you look at it, Oasis still beat Adele.

And in those days, before downloading existed, you had to go and buy a physical CD at the shops.

The Official Chart doesn't use a like-for-like seven-day comparison.

In the past music released on any day before the day of the Official Chart was eligible to chart that week.

Earlier this year, The Official Chart moved from Sundays to Fridays to reflect the global change.

Now all music is released on Fridays worldwide, and then has the chance of charting the following Friday.

The success of Adele and 25 should still be applauded of course, especially as the album is unavailable to stream on Spotify.

And she did break the US album record for sales.

But what happened in August 1997 with Liam and Noel is still the record breaker and is unlikely to ever be beaten.

No other act has sold as many copies of an album in the same period.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rare Oasis Collectibles On Sale In London Tomorrow













Calling all fans and collectors...

Ignition Records / Big Brother Records will be hosting a stall at this year's Independent Label Market. We have a number of rare and collectible Oasis items going on sale alongside standard CD's and Vinyl. Come down and give us a visit. The stall will be positioned on the Commercial Street side of Spitalfields Market and is open from 11am.

Our star lot:

Signed by the 1997 Oasis line up: D’You Know What I Mean 7” running sheet.

For this we will be running a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Age UK.

Other key items:

2x signed & messaged Definitely Maybe boxsets

Test pressings

Signed vinyl, including Dig Out Your Soul & The Shock Of The Lightning signed by full band

Rare signed time flies album by Liam and Noel

Rare CD singles, including Japanese imports

SUPER rare Japanese Bearbrick figures

Oasis inflatable footballs, darts and Frustration games

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from November 27th, 2000, when Noel Gallagher joined 'The Who' on stage at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Kelly Jones, Eddie Vedder and Paul Weller also joined The Who on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the benefit of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

For more on the work by the Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.



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Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson And Chris Martin Set To Headline WaterAid’s Christmas Auction













WaterAid’s Christmas auction, featuring special edition signed Q Award vinyl records from some of the country’s best-known music acts, launches on 26th November.  All the money raised from the auction will go to international charity WaterAid.

The full collection of autographed vinyl records includes: Sir Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Chris Martin, Foals, Gary Numan, Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), Mark Ronson, Duran Duran, New Order, Roger Taylor (Queen), James Bay, Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Danny Goffey (Supergrass), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Libertines, Jean Michel Jarre, La Roux, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Royal Blood, Ella Eyre, Foxes and host of the Q awards Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell.

Tony Iommi, the legendary lead guitarist from Black Sabbath, signed a Gibson Les Paul guitar that will also be available in the auction. He was the winner of the prestigious Gibson Les Paul Award at the Q Awards this year for his outstanding contribution to music.

All the money raised from the auction will go towards WaterAid’s winter appeal Deliver Life, giving mums and babies in the world’s poorest communities the best start in life - simply through clean water and hygiene.  Every pound bid on this auction will be doubled by the UK Government, meaning this auction can help twice as many people this Christmas.

WaterAid is the official charity of the Q Awards and is also one of the official charities of Glastonbury Festival.

WaterAid’s online Christmas auction runs on eBay from now until Sunday 6th December 2015:
www.Ebay.co.uk/wateraid

For more information about WaterAid’s Deliver Life appeal: www.deliverlife.wateraid.org





















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26 November 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from a semi-acoustic performance by Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer as part of a special season of gigs from London's Union Chapel, recorded on November 26th 2006.




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25 November 2015

Noel Gallagher Predicts Death Of CD's And Vinyls In Four Years













The former Oasis star is a big fan of purchasing music but admits he has recently starting using download services as he can no longer visit record stores without getting mobbed by fans.

His 2015 album Chasing Yesterday is the U.K.'s bestselling vinyl record of the year (15), but Noel is convinced sales will never recover from the slump caused by online trading and he is certain no one will be buying records by the end of 2019.

Asked about topping the list of vinyl sales, he tells Q magazine, "For the people who still want to buy and own music, for me to be sat at the top of that list really is great. Until you look at how many people are actually buying it and it's like a thousand albums! F**king hell, I've probably got more than a thousand sat in my office right now. But it's the streaming thing, there will be no record sales by the end of the decade, I think."

Admitting he has finally given in and started downloading music himself after years of shunning the practice, he adds, "Well, where do you buy records these days? I can't go to (music store chain) HMV. How long do you think it would take me to get out of HMV if I went in? If I go into a record store they usually turn into autograph sessions so I avoid them now. I think that's the way music is going now though, for me anyway, I'm more into tracks."

Source: www.contactmusic.com


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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?














A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.





















Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

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Pretty Green Add A Number Of New Arrivals To Its Current Collection














Pretty Green's have added a number of new arrivals check them out here, a small number of items are now back in stock here.

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On This Day In Oasis History...













The videos below are from November 25th 2006, when Noel Gallagher was interviewed by legendary interviewer Michael Parkinson.



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24 November 2015

Listen To Noel Gallagher Feature On Coldplay's Up&Up












Below is the Coldplay track 'Up&Up that features Noel Gallagher on guitar, it's taken from the bands new album 'A Head Full Of Dreams' that's released on December 4th 2015.


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Another On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from November 24th 2006 when Noel Gallagher played a number of acoustic tracks on Radio Deejay in Italy.



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On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from November 24th 2006 when an interview with Noel Gallagher was broadcast on MTV 2.











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This Feeling Reveal Huge Line Ups For New Year's Eve Parties













This Feeling teams up with Jack Daniel's to bring you FOUR huge Rock n Roll parties in London (North / South), Sheffield and Glasgow

This Feeling and Jack Daniel’s will be kicking off 2016 with it's usual huge and hefty dosage of rock ’n’ roll...for the first time ever This Feeling will be hosting events outside London this NYE and all the nights are set to be ones to remember...

London's The Amersham Arms (South) and Nambucca (North) will enjoy double headliner action from The Rifles and The Enemy, Sheffield’s Rocking Chair will see Reverend and the Makers (acoustic) play his smallest ever Sheffield show since way before he was signed, while Glasgow’s King Tut’s brings The View to the stage to round off a memorable year in which they released an album produced by Albert Hammond Jnr of The Strokes.

"We have had some great New Year's Eve parties down the years with This Feeling...now with Jack Daniel's on board and two gigs back to back across London Town, it's gonna be a special night to remember!" Luke Crowther, The Rifles

"Can't wait to play in our home town at new year. It's going to be intimate, sweaty, and basically the Reverend & The Makers Christmas do, too!"  Jon McClure, Reverend & The Makers

"We've not played Tut's for a while so it's going to be extra special playing there on NYE for This Feeling. Their nights are always legendary, and so will this be, man!" Kyle Falconer, The View

"Its rare that we ever do anything acoustic...but with our friends at This Feeling (a force for good in band world) and Jack Daniel's, we are incredibly excited to be playing two shows in one night on NYE in London town. The perfect way to welcome in 2016!" Tom Clarke, The Enemy

Michael Boaler, Snr Brand Manager, Jack Daniel’s commented: Our relationship with This Feeling has gone from strength to strength in 2015, where we’ve co-curated over 50 gigs in small independent venues, and also created a best in class live music experience at the Isle Of Wight Festival.  We saw in 2015 with This Feeling in London, and the success of our partnership in the last year, has allowed us to extend this even further. More gigs, more music, more rock’n’roll. Here’s to 2016!”

‘Jack Rocks’ is a nationwide initiative launched by Jack Daniel’s, celebrating the best of crafted, authentic live music. The whiskey brand will continue to work with This Feeling as a lead partner to curate live music events at independent venues all over the country throughout the next 12 months.

The Rifles LIVE – “Great Escape” for Jack Rocks The Garage

This Feeling / Jack Rocks NYE Dec 31st line ups:

Amersham Arms, London (South): The Rifles (acoustic), The Enemy (acoustic), The Magic Mod (magician) + Radio X DJs

Nambucca, London (North): The Rifles (acoustic), The Enemy (acoustic), The Magic Mod (magician) + Radio X DJs

The Rocking Chair, Sheffield: Reverend and the Makers (acoustic), Bang Bang Romeo (live)

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow: The View (live) Tijuana Bibles (live)

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23 November 2015

Win Tickets To See Noel Gallagher's Concert For BBC Radio 2













On Monday 7 December, Noel Gallagher will be playing an exclusive performance in the BBC Radio Theatre for the Jo Whiley Show.

We have a limited number of pairs of tickets for this event. The ticket giveaway is open from now until Thursday 26 November at 10pm.

Tickets are free and will be allocated at random. Applicants must be 16 years of age or over.

Anyone attending this show under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older.

More details can be found on the Radio 2 website.

Click here to apply.

On the day…

Soundcheck with Ken Bruce

From 11:00 Ken Bruce welcomes Noel to perform two exclusive tracks in the BBC Radio Theatre.

Simon Mayo Drivetime

From 17:20 Noel joins Simon Mayo to preview the evening’s performance.

Ask Noel

Noel will join Jo Whiley for an exclusive Ask Noel Q&A from the stage of the BBC Radio Theatre.

Send your questions to:

Text: 88291 (Please start your text with NOEL)
Twitter: @BBCRadio2
Use the hashtag: #R2Noel
Email: InConcert@bbc.co.uk

Radio 2 In Concert

From 20:00, watch In Concert live from the BBC Radio Theatre at bbc.co.uk/radio2 and on the BBC Red Button.

Missed it?

After the gig you can watch video highlights on BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Red Button.

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Noel Gallagher To Perform For BBC Radio 2 In Concert












As announced on Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2's show tonight, Noel will be In Concert with BBC Radio 2 on Monday 7th December!

Noel's set will come live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London and will be broadcast on Radio 2, BBC Red Button and online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 from 8pm.

Tickets for the event can be applied for online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 (Closing date for entries is 10pm on Thurs 26th).

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On This Day In Oasis History...















The video below is from November 23rd 2008, when Liam and Noel Gallagher carried their friend Ricky Hatton's belts into the ring before his win against Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas.

After Hatton's win Noel congratulated his friend by planting a kiss on him.

Hatton had previously said that, "When I think of the most important things in my life, there's my family first and Campbell my son, then I've got boxing, next comes Manchester City, then it's Oasis."

Read our interview with Ricky Hatton that was posted in 2009 here, it includes a number of personal pictures of him with the Gallagher's.



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22 November 2015

Gallery: Noel Gallagher In Manchester













Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher in Manchester.

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Liam Gallagher Brands Brother Noel A 'Sell-Out'













One of their many brotherly disputes brought an end to the band that made them famous.

But it seems that Liam Gallagher is ready to fall out with brother Noel again, after he branded him a 'sell-out' for allowing one of Oasis' songs to be used in the John Lewis Christmas ad.
Having allowed the band's track, Half The World Away, to be used by the shopping giant for their latest festive ad campaign, the 43-year-old singer is furious with his elder brother.

The song, which Noel penned for the band's album, The Masterplan, has been re-recorded for John Lewis' Man On The Moon campaign.

And despite not having played a part in penning the hit, Liam is irate that his brother has allowed the band's song to be used - even going as far as to ban him from their local pub in the family's native Ireland.

One friend of the singer's, according to the Daily Mirror, said: 'Liam has been making his usual snidey remarks about the song being on the John Lewis advert.

'He's told mutual friends and family that Noel is a sell-out, and even joked that he won't be welcome in the local pub near their mum's house, J J Finan's - not that he can enforce that!'

The MailOnline has contacted representatives for both Liam and Noel for comment, but has yet to receive a reply.

The brothers who hail from Manchester - had both been expected to pay a visit to their mother Peggy's hometown of Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland over the festive period.

But following the release of the Christmas ad campaign which saw Scandinavian singer Aurora cover the Oasis hit, Liam has declared he doesn't want to see his brother during the festive season.

'He accused Noel of being shameless for letting John Lewis use the track, and has told family he doesn't want the pair's visit to cross over,' the source added.
The outspoken star has never been afraid of voicing his opinion on anything, and Liam's apparently fiery response to his brother's decision will come as no surprise to fans of the Brit-pop brothers.

Equally as famous for their squabbling as for their musical ability, Liam and Noel's fractious relationship led to his older brother leaving Oasis in 2009 following an altercation backstage at a festival.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are of Oasis playing at the Nulle Part Ailleurs in France, on November 22nd 1995.



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Pre-Order: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds New Single 'The Dying Of The Light'












'The Dying Of The Light’ is the new single from 'Chasing Yesterday'.

Released on December 11th, the B side is ‘The Girl With X-Ray Eyes (Demo)’ and will be available both digitally and on 7” vinyl.

A limited edition, coloured vinyl will be made available exclusively via Noel’s store.

Pre-order your copy here.

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20 November 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...




















Stop the Clocks is an album by British rock band Oasis made up of Oasis' favourite songs and moments of their career so far and was released on November 20 2006. “Unlike most albums of this nature, Oasis have sat down and undertaken the almost impossible job of picking what they consider to be their finest moments ever. So 'Stop The Clocks' is imbued with the sort of willfulness that has helped make Oasis the favourite band of millions of people worldwide and its running order will no doubt provoke equal parts adulation and bar discussions from the millions of Oasis fans worldwide. Could it ever be any other way?” . It released in November 2006. The "retrospective collection" is an 18-track double album with the featured songs chosen by Noel Gallagher. It went 3x platinum in the UK with sales as good as any album there since Be Here Now.

The album has come about due to the end of Oasis' recording contract with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Noel Gallagher has gone on record before on numerous occasions saying that Oasis wouldn't release a greatest hits album unless the band were about to split up. However, in an interview with news.com.au in December 2005, he hinted that Sony were planning to release one anyway, and that despite his misgivings, he would have to get involved with it otherwise it'd be "shit". This was clarified in September 2006, when he told the NME that when he made it clear to Sony that the band were not going to re-sign to them, the record label decided to release a greatest hits album. Gallagher then explained that he insisted that it had to be a 'best-of' because he felt a compilation of the best singles, album tracks and b-sides would produce a stronger album than a compilation of singles.

To address some fans' concerns that the release of a greatest hits album was a sign that the band were about to finish, based on some of Noel Gallagher's previous comments, the press release for the album confirmed that they are merely taking "a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material, destined for similar levels of success in the future. As such, this is not a full stop, but merely a time out; a dream set list, and a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll."

To celebrate the release of the album, the band will be unveiling their first full-length film - Lord Don't Slow Me Down, shot during the Don't Believe the Truth world tour, from May 2005 to March 2006, the film was shown in November 2006 around the world in selected picture houses, theatres and cinemas to winners of fans competitions and the press. It was also broadcasted on Channel 4 in the UK.

The album debuted at #2 in the UK charts selling over 50,000 copies in its first day of release and 216,000 in its first week of release, surprisingly not selling enough to knock off the top spot to The Love Album, by the boy-band Westlife. It also debuted at #89 on the U.S. Billboard 200, starting with 18,000 units sold. It did however enter the Japanese Oricon album charts at #1, selling 87,462 copies in its first week.

In Japan, a box set was also released of all their singles to coincide with the album.

The Songs

Stop the Clocks focuses heavily on the band's most popular albums, Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, with each contributing five tracks, plus four B-sides (also included on the band's other compilation album The Masterplan) from this era. Only two tracks appear from Don't Believe the Truth, and one track each from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry, whilst Be Here Now is overlooked completely.

When the release of Stop the Clocks was first announced in July 2006, speculation was rife that the unreleased song of the same name would be included on the record as a bonus track. However, Noel Gallagher told fans at a Q&A session that the song was considered for inclusion, but they weren't happy with any of the many versions they have recorded.

Gallagher also confirmed that the title was chosen to sum up what was described in the initial press release as being "merely a time out; a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll." Noel Gallagher revealed in an interview in April 2005 that 'Stop the Clocks' was the original title for the band's early recorded material in early 2004, which turned eventually into Don't Believe the Truth.

Gallagher revealed to Billboard that he was approached about including some new songs on the album as well, but that he opted not to "because it takes the focus away from what you're actually trying to say with a retrospective."

Gallagher told the NME in September 2006 that he picked the tracks on the album, and there were about eight songs that "should be on there, but aren't". He explained that his original vision was for a 12-track album on one CD, but, after whittling down from an initial 30+ tracks, the track-listing was finalised. He admitted that he's had arguments with people about the tracklisting but that "someone has to pick the tracklisting, and I've picked it and that's the end of it. But that must mean we're pretty good, if people are arguing about what's not on it, it's brilliant!"

During an interview on Radio 1 in October 2006, and later during a question and answer session with The Sun, Liam Gallagher, who got a songwriting credit with his "Songbird", claimed that he was happy with the tracks Noel had selected for the album, although he said that he would have liked "Rockin' Chair" and "D'You Know What I Mean?" to be included. Noel, however, admitted that "D'You Know What I Mean?" was to be included on the album up until the moment it was being mastered, explaining that the length of the song "upset the flow of the album".

In the special boxed-edition of 'Stop the Clocks' at the end of the 'Lock the Box' interview, when Liam was told 'Whatever' was not on the track-listing he said "Thank fuck for that".

Track listing

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except "Songbird", written by Liam Gallagher

Disc one
"Rock 'n' Roll Star" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Some Might Say" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Talk Tonight" (from The Masterplan)
"Lyla" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"The Importance of Being Idle" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"Wonderwall" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Slide Away" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (from Definitely Maybe)
"The Masterplan" (from The Masterplan)

Disc two
"Live Forever" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Acquiesce" (from The Masterplan)
"Supersonic" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Half the World Away" (from The Masterplan)
"Go Let It Out" (from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants)
"Songbird" (from Heathen Chemistry)
"Morning Glory" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Champagne Supernova" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Don't Look Back in Anger" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)

Cover

The cover was designed by Sir Peter Blake, best known for his design of the sleeve for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but also well recognized within the genre for his work on the cover of Paul Weller's Stanley Road album.

According to Blake, he chose all of the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of Sgt. Pepper's and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his mind. He claims, "It's using the mystery of Definitely Maybe and running away with it." Familiar cultural icons which can be seen on the cover include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Michael Caine (replacing the original image of Marilyn Monroe, which couldn't be used for legal reasons) and the seven dwarfs from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

Blake also revealed that the final cover wasn't the original one. That design featured an image of the shop 'Granny Takes A Trip' on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London.

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19 November 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...













Below is a video of Oasis playing at the Pabellon Wurtzburg in Salamanca, Spain, on November 19th 2002.




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Oasis Music Documentary Attracts International Buyers













Andrew Orr’s Independent Film Sales has closed multiple distribution deals on the untitled documentary about the British band Oasis, which was introduced to buyers at this month’s American Film Market.

The film will document the band’s journey from 1991, when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’s group. Oasis’ first album, “Definitely Maybe,” became the fastest-selling debut album in British history, and the band went on to sell 70 million albums. The filmmakers were given extensive access by the band, and also drew on never-before-seen archive material.

The territory sales that have been completed following negotiations at AFM include Ascot Elite (Germany), Lucky Red (Italy), Madman (Australia and New Zealand), and D Films (Canada).

Other buyers include Edko (Hong Kong), Ascot Elite (Switzerland), Cine Lux (Korea), Movie Matters (Thailand) and MovieCloud (Taiwan). A sale to Japan will be announced shortly.

These are in addition to the U.K. sale to eOne/Lorton Distribution, which was revealed earlier.

The film is to be directed by Mat Whitecross, and is being produced by James Gay Rees, Fiona Neilson and Simon Halfon. Asif Kapadia, the director of “Amy,” is on board as executive producer.

Whitecross’ credits include “The Road to Guantanamo,” which won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and “The Shock Doctrine,” which was based on Naomi Klein’s book. Both films were co-directed by Michael Winterbottom. Whitecross also directed “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,” a biopic about punk-rock star Ian Dury, starring Andy Serkis.

Source: variety.com

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Signed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Artwork And Vinyl Is Up For Auction













Some great signed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds artwork & vinyl is up for auction auction runs from 9pm GMT on 26th November until 9pm GMT on 6th December.

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Early Footage And Photos Wanted For Oasis Documentary













The Oasis documentary is in the making!

Contact james.oasisfilm@gmail.com about your footage/photos of the band from '1991-'1996 on and offstage.

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18 November 2015

What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?














A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.





















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16 November 2015

Win Tickets To See Noel Gallagher In Lincoln












Lincs FM is bringing Noel Gallagher to perform a set at The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln on Saturday 5th December 2015.

If you’re a fan, then this is an amazing opportunity to see Noel in an intimate venue and will be VERY special.

We have 50 pairs of tickets to give away.  This is a ticket only gig - and the only way to get them, is to win them through Lincs FM.  The gig will start at 6pm and will last approximately 1 hour.  The gig is STRICTLY over 18's only.

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Noel Gallagher To Play A Intimate Gig In Lincoln Next Month













Former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher will perform in Lincoln for the first time at an intimate show next month.

The outspoken rock and roll star, who famously and acrimoniously split from the band after a row with younger brother Liam in 2009, will play fan favourites and material from his Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds solo project.

Noel’s current and former bands have sold over 70 million records all around the world, with his most recent album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ being one of the 10 biggest selling albums of 2015 so far.

Tickets for the event at Bishop Grosseteste University on Saturday, December 5, can only be won through a competition run by Lincs FM.

The radio station has 50 tickets to give away, with the winners drawn out at random and contacted after the closing date for entries on Saturday, November 28.

The gig will start at 6pm and will last approximately one hour.

Lincs FM’s Head of Music Eddie Shaw said: “It’s a real honour to welcome one of Britain’s best songwriters of all time to Lincolnshire for our last up-close concert of the year.

“The lucky listeners who win tickets are in for such a huge treat.”

Source: www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk

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15 November 2015

Pretty Green Add A Number Of New Arrivals To Its Current Collection














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Wolf Alice's Theo Ellis Respondeds To Noel Gallagher's Diatribe Against Modern Music













Wolf Alice's Theo Ellis has responded to Noel Gallagher's recent diatribe against the state of modern music, saying, "It's just boring. It's just he who shouts the loudest... is usually the mod stupid fucking idiot."

The former Oasis frontman was even more bitter than usual in a recent interview with Esquire, during which he called One Direction "cocksuckers" and asked, "Who gives a shit what Ellie Goudling is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my fucking mind."

He also said, "Alex Turner [of Arctic Monkeys], Miles Kane, the guys from Royal Blood. They’ve got the fucking skinny jeans and the boots, and all that eyeliner. I’ve got a cat that’s more rock’n’roll than all of them put together. Pigeons? Rips their fucking heads off."

Speaking to Gigwise of Gallagher's outlook, Wolf Alice's Theo Ellis said, "Well he’s old as fuck so he should probably chill out. [Just] because you’ve been a successful musician, you’re not some kind of strange elder that hangs out on a cliff somewhere in mod world watching out. There’s no point in shouting loudly about other people and then not doing that much creative stuff."

He continued, "I mean, I love Oasis, I think Noel Gallagher’s an incredible songwriter, but I think that whole father-time old miser, rock 'n roll character thing doesn’t breed creativity, it’s just being mean to people. And that’s a bit dull. But, you know, he’s also really funny."

He added, "Maybe he should try writing some fucking tunes, because his solo stuff’s… whatever. I mean I can’t believe I’m saying this about Noel Gallagher. If you do print this, then I’m probably gonna get slagged off by Noel Gallagher. It is just really dull. "

As for Gallagher's declaration that "what I want, genuinely, is somebody with a fucking drug habit," Ellis said, "No one should ever wish that anyone has a drug habit, because if you’ve been affected by people who have had drug habits, it’s a deeply sad thing, that doesn’t warrant rock-stardom. He definitely has - he has himself. It’s just boring, it’s just he who shouts the loudest… is usually the mod stupid fucking idiot."

Source: www.gigwise.com

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12 November 2015

Jungle Want To Work With Noel Gallagher













Recently, one of music’s most outspoken personalities, Noel Gallagher took part in an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Reddit. Notorious for digging up a bit more than your standard interview, the sessions are a music writer’s goldmine when it comes to further insight into some of music’s biggest names. Whilst Kevin Parker of Tame Impala fame actually opened up a legal shitstorm in regards to ex-label Modular and a scandal surrounding royalties owed, Gallagher’s was – surprisingly – quite tame.

Perhaps because we are so used to his chest-beating brashness, we may have been expecting more, but this more calm side was more than welcome by fans. However, there was one promising little nugget to come from the session.  When asked about his favourite modern day bands, Gallagher replied, “There’s a band called Jungle. Fucking hell, they are amazin’.”

Pretty high praise from the man known for ruthlessly slagging off other musicians.

It seems the news has fallen upon open and eager ears, as Jungle have now returned the praise to the Oasis guitarist and songwriter. Co-founder Josh Lloyd-Watson told Loaded just how keen the band would be to even work with him, saying, “Of course we’d be interested in working with Noel. We’d love to get in a room with someone who’s achieved so much.”

Lloyd-Watson admitted to his status as an Oasis fanboy, adding, “We’d need to spend at least 20 minutes quizzing Noel first, about, ‘How did you do that song?’ and, ‘What was the row with Blur really like?’” Fellow founder, Tom McFarland, added further, “It’d be like going back to school. But the question really is: does Noel have any good riffs for us to use?”

So, could a Gallagher x Jungle collab be in the works? Both acts are working on follow up records currently, but Noel DID present the band with the prize for Most Played New Independent Act at the AIM Independent Music Awards in September. The band clearly have his respect, and Noel is known for being slightly unpredictable, so it seems time can only tell.

Source: howlandechoes.com

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Manic Street Preachers Nicky Wire Has Called For Oasis To Return













Manic Street Preachers bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire has called for Oasis' return, saying that they would make a "really fucking good" new album.

Oasis parted ways in 2009, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating since. These intensified earlier this year despite constant dismissals from Noel Gallagher.

Speaking to NME this week about which things from the '90s he'd like to see make a comeback, Wire picked out the Britpop band, saying: "Obviously Oasis."

Wire added: "I'm a genuine fan and Noel's interviews are still the most entertaining things I read all year."

Despite Noel Gallagher recently stating that the band would not reunite because they couldn't top what they've already achieved, Wire still thinks the group have something to offer.

"I think they could make a really good record," Wire continued. "Being away's freed them up and I think they'd make a really fucking good record. I think they'd be wanting to prove themselves with a brilliant record. But then what do I know?"

Source: www.nme.com

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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?














A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.





















Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

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11 November 2015

Liam Gallagher Shocks Holy Holy Backstage In London













If you're in a band it's not always good news when you hear that Liam or Noel Gallagher is in the room watching you play. When it comes to musical contemporaries of the combative duo from the now defunct Oasis, the hapless singers and bands are more likely to get trashed, abused and filed away as "that fat dancer from Take That" (Robbie Williams) or "he looks like Zorro on doughnuts" (Jack White).

However, Australian band Holy Holy got more than lucky recently during their European tour. Liam Gallagher turned up to their sold out London show and didn't just shut up and listen but went backstage to tell them they were "the best band I've seen in years" and he thought their album was "brilliant" (actually he probably said "fookin' brilliant" knowing him).
Even better, Gallagher was overheard by at least one publication which meant the reports of the praise couldn't be dismissed as the wishful thinking of a tired and emotional band working their debut album, When The Storms Would Come.



But then it's been that kind of tour for the band based around the songwriting duo of Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson. Gigs are selling out across the Low Countries and the UK, songs are running up Spotify charts in the Netherlands and the Huffington Post declared that not only would their songs of "mesmerising aplomb" go on to "conquer the UK and the northern hemisphere" but that the band would be "the biggest deal since Kylie Minogue".

(Incidentally, Noel Gallagher once said of that pop giant, "Kylie Minogue is just a demonic little idiot as far as I'm concerned".)

Other reviews have compared them with "Fleet Fox's meet the War On Drugs" and raved that "When The Storms Would Come sounds like a career-defining set from an established act rather than an opening statement." Or, as Gallagher said, "fookin' brilliant".

Meanwhile, back home they've run up some kind of record having their sixth single in a row added to triple j's playlist – much to the gnashing of teeth from publicists of other acts who struggle to get on that playlist once – and Carroll and Dawson are in line for an unprecedented honour .

For the first time it's believed, two writers from the same band have been nominated for the APRA professional development awards. Previous recipients of those $15,000 grants include Gotye and Abbe May and this year's winners will be announced on November 24, two days before the ARIA Awards.

Source: www.smh.com.au

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Alan McGee Is Not A Fan Of Aurora's Cover Of Oasis' 'Half The World Away'













Former Oasis manager Alan McGee has dismissed the cover version of the band's single 'Half The World Away', used on a John Lewis advert, as "rubbish".

Little-known Norwegian singer Aurora was picked to cover the 1994 B-side for the annual Christmas advertising campaign.

However, McGee is not impressed and told Gigwise that he hopes the retailer paid Noel Gallagher a substantial fee for the rights to the song. “I think it’s rubbish," McGee said. "I don’t know what anybody else thinks of it, though. I’m pleased for Noel that he got his royalties, I hope they gave him a million quid but I thought actually it was rubbish."

McGee went on to say that he's still good friends with Noel Gallagher and is still a fan of his music: "You know as much as me. I don’t really talk to him much about what he’s doing with music. I buy the records and I go to the concerts and I’m friends with him. I met him in London in a club, he was on great form. We were talking about our children."

Interest in the John Lewis adverts has grown in recent years with contemporary artists covering older material in a stripped-back fashion. Last year, Tom Odell recorded 'Real Love' by John Lennon, while Lily Allen's cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' was a hit in 2013.

The John Lewis advert cover-version trend took off in 2010 when Ellie Goulding's cover of 'Your Song' by Elton John hit Number One. However, the first John Lewis advert song came the year before with a folk cover of Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine'.

Source: www.nme.com

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Chris Martin On Oasis And Working With Noel Gallagher












Coldplay‘s Chris Martin is in awe over Beyonce and Noel Gallagher, both of whom made contributions to the British band’s forthcoming album, A Head Full of Dreams, set for release December 4. In an interview with Kevin & Bean this morning, Martin explained this is the first time the group has collaborated with famous musicians on one of their albums.

“Some of the record is about trying to make dreams come true, and humans’ ability to fix things by coming up with new ideas. And one of our dreams was to have Noel play on something because we used to love Oasis so much.” According to Martin, Gallagher doesn’t sing, but he does offer “a big guitar solo.”

When asked what went wrong with Oasis, Martin paused. “I love Oasis. I think it’s dangerous when you change the lineup of something; the magic… it always comes out different.”

“I feel bad for for them,” interjected Bean, “because they’re both very talented and I feel like Oasis was something that was so special that they can’t get out from under it. No matter how great Noel’s records are now, all anybody wants to ask him is ‘When is Oasis getting back together?'”

“I’ll give you my serious answer if you really want it,” offered Martin. “I think a band by its very nature is only as good as the chemistry between the players. None of us in rock bands, or whatever kind of bands we’re in, are virtuosos, otherwise we’d be concert pianists. So the only thing you have in your favor as a band is your unique chemistry. And if you’re lucky enough to have a great songwriter like Noel then those songs get fed into this weird arrangement of people. I feel like the great bands respect that chemistry.”

“Some of the record is about trying to make dreams come true, and humans’ ability to fix things by coming up with new ideas. And one of our dreams was to have Noel play on something because we used to love Oasis so much.” According to Martin, Gallagher doesn’t sing, but he does offer “a big guitar solo.”

When asked what went wrong with Oasis, Martin paused. “I love Oasis. I think it’s dangerous when you change the lineup of something; the magic… it always comes out different.”

“I feel bad for for them,” interjected Bean, “because they’re both very talented and I feel like Oasis was something that was so special that they can’t get out from under it. No matter how great Noel’s records are now, all anybody wants to ask him is ‘When is Oasis getting back together?'”

“I’ll give you my serious answer if you really want it,” offered Martin. “I think a band by its very nature is only as good as the chemistry between the players. None of us in rock bands, or whatever kind of bands we’re in, are virtuosos, otherwise we’d be concert pianists. So the only thing you have in your favor as a band is your unique chemistry. And if you’re lucky enough to have a great songwriter like Noel then those songs get fed into this weird arrangement of people. I feel like the great bands respect that chemistry.”

Source: kroq.cbslocal.com

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