‘Parka Monkeys’ are not going to like Noel Gallagher’s plans for his next album

It's about to get a lot more 'far out'

Noel Gallagher  has revealed that his next album is likely to be even more ‘far out’ and push people ‘over the edge’.

Gallagher has often spoken of how he intended for his latest album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ to be a more adventurous journey into ‘cosmic pop’. Now, it seems he wants to push the envelope even further.

“If you think this one was far out then David [Holmes, producer] has got an idea for the next one – which is going to send people over the edge!” he told The Daily Star.

Speaking of the record marking his 10th No.1, Gallagher added: “It made chart history so this was the one that pushed me over the edge into sublime arrogance. I’m in my own universe now of extreme self-confidence.

“I think my new album has got legs and I think the longer it is around the more people will like it.”

Gallagher had previously revealed that he wanted to make his work more divisive to shake off the audience of “parka monkeys” – which he defined as “the little 15-year-old snotty c**ts with polka-dot scarfs”.

Admitting that while his fans expect “the strumming of the guitar and the melancholy of those songs of lost love or lost youth, but with a hopeful chorus,” Gallagher revealed that “that’s not where I am now. I know that’s what people want, but fuck what they want.”

Focussing on other divisive moments on the record, he looks to the track ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ which features French spoken word.

“The parka monkeys are going to be like, ‘a fucking French bird on a track? No mate, not having it. It’s not rock n’ roll’. Well no, it isn’t. Who’s saying it is?”

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Noel Gallagher tour and tickets

Noel Gallagher’s upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.

Sun 22 April 2018 Brighton, Brighton Centre
Tue 24 April 2018 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Wed 25 April 2018 Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
Fri 27 April 2018 London, The SSE Arena Wembley
Mon 30 April 2018 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 1 May 2018 Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
Thu 3 May 2018 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Fri 4 May 2018 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sun 6 May 2018 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 7 May 2018 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 9 May 2018 Belfast, The SSE Arena
Thu 10 May 2018 Dublin, 3Arena