THE PHILLY SOUND

Noel plays 'Who Feels Love' for radio station listeners plus UK tickets on sale now...

Oasis played their first show in nearly two years last night in Philadelphia as part of radio station Y100‘s Christmas Feastival. Debuting new guitarist Gem Archer (ex- Heavy Stereo ) and new bassist Andy Bell (ex-Ride and Hurricane No 1 ), the band performed a strong five song, 28 minute set. Noel later played an acoustic version of a song called ‘Who Feels Love?’ that he told the station would be the second single from the forthcoming album ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’.

The setlist was

‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’ ‘Supersonic’ ‘Wonderwall’ ‘Champagne Supernova’ ‘Helter Skelter’

‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ segued into an instrumental finale of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Whole Lotta Love’, and ‘Supersonic’ was dedicated by Liam Gallagher to his son, Lennon.

‘Who Feels Love’ is a fairly downbeat song, lasting six minutes, sort of 1969 post-psychedelic comedown. It’s certainly not an obvious single and probably not what a lot of fans have been waiting for.

Otherwise, the band’s set was rapturously received by the Philadelphia crowd at the First Union Center on a bill that also featured Stroke 9, Moby, The Foo Fighters and Beck.

The band have previously played the cover of The Beatles‘Helter Skelter’ – originally on the eponymous white album – live at the Tibetan Freedom Concert two years ago; when the band first signed their deal with Creation they were planning to release their records through their own imprint which would be called Helter Skelter.

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