Liam Gallagher says album two will be “a bit more in-yer-face – less apologetic”

He's heading into the studio in April

Liam Gallagher is heading into the studio to start work on album two in April, and is promising a new album that’s “a bit more in-yer-face – less apologetic.”

Speaking to NME in today’s magazine (February 16), the former Oasis man opens up on the sequel to globe-smashing debut solo album ‘As You Were’.

“A bit more up-tempo,” he says when asked about what album two holds. “A bit more in-yer-face. Less apologetic. I’d love to do a proper out-and-out punk rock album – a bit Pistols, a bit Stooges. I can do that gear; I can definitely sing ’em. Some of the sing-y songs are a bit of a struggle when I do ’em live. But the lippy ones I can do all day long. The ones where you spit ’em out. You’re not necessarily singing, you’re just f**king screaming and shouting. I’m all for that.”

Read the full NME cover story with Liam Gallagher here.

Speaking to NME this week at the VO5 NME Awards, Liam told us the new record would be a “good rock ‘n’ roll album”.

Gallagher was in attendance to claim this year’s Godlike Genius Award. On the red carpet, we took a moment to ask him about what it means – where he took a dig at previous winner brother Noel, and his recent album of ‘cosmic pop’.

“I don’t know, there have been a lot of knobheads that have won this award,” Gallagher told NME. “I know what it’s like to be me, you know what I mean? Has it changed me? No, I always thought I was Godlike from the day I was fucking born – and no award ain’t gonna change it.”

Asked about his plans for 2018, Gallagher replied: “Hopefully the same, man. I guess the pressure is off a little bit. The last year was mega, so hopefully we can just go in and do some festivals, get in the studio and do a little more – but it will be less pressure.”

And as for his next album? “I just want to make good music, you know what I mean? I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, you know what I mean? I don’t want to do cosmic pop. I don’t want to make grime music. I want to make good music with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”