March 3, 2011 16:38

Liam Gallagher admits to 'reality check' after Beady Eye single's chart failure

'The Roller' reached Number 31 in the UK singles chart

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Liam Gallagher has said the Number 31 UK chart peak of Beady Eye's debut single 'The Roller' was a "reality check" for the band.

The song, released in January, entered the chart at 31 and dropped to Number 68 the following week.

Asked by Spinner how he felt about the track's failure to sell more, Gallagher replied: "It was a reality check. But that's the way it is."

However, the frontman was defensive about how the band's debut album, 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', which is set to chart this Sunday, might sell in comparison to previous Oasis albums. He said: "As far as comparing it to Oasis, let me tell you this, the fucking record's only been released today so it could do as well as the Oasis records. But it's only been released today, so who knows where it'll go?"

According to midweek sales figures, 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' is at Number Three in the UK albums chart. Ironically, 'The Roller''s peak at Number 31 in the UK singles chart equals that of Oasis' debut single 'Supersonic', which reached the same position in 1994.

Beady Eye are set to play their first ever gig tonight (March 3) in Glasgow. Check NME.COM later this evening for a full report, and read the band's rumoured setlist for the gig now.

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