Singer also explains his recent comments about U2 and Coldplay

Liam Gallagher has revealed that David Bowie and T.Rex have inspired his new post-Oasis album.

The singer told New York radio station RXP that his new group – featuring former bandmates Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock – are aiming to head into the studio next month with a view to completing the record in June before releasing it next summer.

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Andy and Gem are on fire at the moment,” he enthused. “There’s a bit of T.Rex and Bowie on there, I’m telling you there’s a good mix of psychedelia but there’s some good rock ‘n’ roll tunes on there [as well].

“We’re going to record halfway through April, we’ve got three weeks to do some tunes and if it’s all cool we’ll go back in June and finish it off. I’d like to have a tune out in October and then put another one out after Christmas and then the album in the summer.”

Although he has had several public digs at his brother Noel, who also had his first jovial pop at his younger sibling at his second Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall last night (March 26), he did admit that the pair’s new material will be “an exciting time for music”.

“He’ll go and do his thing and we’ll go and do our thing and it’ll be an exciting time for music not just in England but worldwide,” he said.

But he still had the last word adding: “Noel‘s record will be good, and ours will be better.”

The singer said that they still haven’t spoken since Noel quit the band last August but he admitted that they “will at some point”.

He also revealed that a new Oasis singles collection will be released in the near future, and he criticised the UK music scene.

“There’s a few good bands but there’s a lot of bands just making fast food music,” he said. “It’s not digesting well, they’re not making albums. You hear a good tune on the radio and go out and buy the album and it’s not all that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Liam explained his recent comments about U2 and Coldplay’s dress sense, and he joked that they should go out and buy his own clothing range Pretty Green, which he is currently promoting in the US.

“I’ve met Bono before and he’s a geezer, but someone asked me about fashion and you can see a lot of bands are styled like Coldplay.

“You know they don’t buy their own clothes and you should, you should buy Pretty Green,” he said before adding: “Coldplay are alright but they don’t do it for me that much, they’re not rock ‘n’ roll enough man. They all live around the corner from me so I don’t want to say too much in case they come round and give me a paper cut.”