Songwriter revealed in new interview that he is working with a "mystery producer" on new music
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is working on new music with a “mystery producer”, dropping hints that it could be Jamie xx.
Gallagher was interviewed at Dutch festival Best Kept Secret over the weekend and discussed an album he is working on with the unnamed producer. While admitting that “it may come to nothing,” when his interviewer mentioned Jamie xx of The xx, Gallagher said with a smile: “Did you just say Jamie xx? Yeah, well, no comment.”
The only firm facts that Gallagher confirmed in the short interview was that, “I can tell you it’s not fucking Timbaland, or Jay-Z”.
Approached for further information on the subject by NME, a spokesperson for Noel Gallagher declined to comment.
Jamie xx released his debut solo LP ‘In Colour’ earlier this month (June 1). The album charted at Number Three on the Official UK Album Chart.
The producer also recently previewed his upcoming contemporary ballet score, which was inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Tree of Codes. The score was commissioned by the Manchester International Festival and will be performed with the ballet at the Manchester Opera House in July. The ballet will feature alongside Björk and FKA Twigs on the programme at biennial arts festival, taking place in venues across Manchester between July 2-19.
Next month, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Calling Festival at London’s Clapham Common on July 4. The show will be the biggest headline gig he’s played in the UK as a solo artist. The supporting line-up features Ryan Adams, The Hives, Wolf Alice and more.
Jamie xx will tour the UK in October following festival appearances during the summer. He plays the following live dates:
Glastonbury Festival (June 26-28)
Green Man Festival (August 22)
Leeds Festival (28)
Reading Festival (30)
Bestival (September 10)
London O2 Academy Brixton (October 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (16)
Glasgow Arches (17)