First album arrives
here in November, with second to follow next year. Listen to demos, below.
By Blurt Staff
Apparently the well-documented sibling rivalry – that often
degenerated into outright hostility – between Oasis founders Liam and Noel
Gallagher continues to fuel the two brothers. Recall that Noel finally quit the
band for good, having had it up to his neck with Liam’s diva act, and Liam
summarily took the rest of the band members and formed Beady Eye, which
released their debut album earlier this year. (See our live review of the band
Not to be outdone, Noel confirmed today at a press
conference in London that his brand new album Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – the first of TWO albums
which have recently been completed – will be released through his own label,
Sour Mash Records, on October 17 in the U.K. followed by a U.S. release on
November 8 on Sour Mash Records/Mercury. Tour dates will be announced soon. Meanwhile,
check out some early demos, below, of album songs that hit the internet some
Video from today’s press conference at Electric Cinema in
Notting Hill will be available shortly on http://www.youtube.com/noelgallaghertv.
The album, his debut as a solo artist, was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of
2011. Featuring both new and older material (apparently originally written with
Oasis in mind), it was co-produced by Noel and David Sardy, with whom Noel has
worked previously. Guests on the album include The Crouch End Festival Chorus
and The Wired Strings.
A second album, a companion to the above but as yet
untitled, was recorded in the UK
this year and is now complete. This album is the result of Noel’s continued
collaboration with the Amorphous Androgynous, and will be released in 2012.
Everybody’s On The Run
If I Had A Gun…
The Death Of You And Me
(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
Aka…What A Life!
Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
(Stranded On) The Wrong
Stop The Clocks
[Photo of Gallagher at
press conference: Lawrence