OASIS RETURN!

If you don’t want to know what the band are planning for Glastonbury, look away now...

OASIS played their first gig of the year tonight – and gave their biggest hints yet to the songs they’ll be playing at this weekend’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.

The group warmed-up for this weekend’s headlining slot on the Pyramid Stage with a show at the Poole Lighthouse, Dorset (June 23).

The gig is their first since a small run of dates in Germany and Ireland in March 2003, and their smallest UK show with the full band since 2002.

The band’s 90 minute set was mainly comprised of greatest hits, but also featured two songs set to appear on their as-yet-untitled new album – ’A Bell Will Ring’ and ’The Meaning Of Soul’.

’A Bell Will Ring’ has been described by NME.COM’s reporter at the gig as a mid-tempo track in a similar vein to ’Live Forever’ or ’Songbird’, while ’The Meaning Of Soul’, written by Liam, is a full on rock number reminiscent of ’Bring It On Down’.

The set ended with a cover of The Who’s ’My Generation’.

It was the first chance fans had to see new drummer Zak Starkey, who filled in for Alan White, who left the band earlier this year.

The setlist ran:

’Fuckin’ In The Bushes’

’Rock & Roll Star’

’Bring It On Down’

’Supersonic’

’Morning Glory’

’Columbia’

’A Bell Will Ring’

’Stop Crying Your Heart Out’

’Little By Little’

’The Hindu Times’

’Cigarettes & Alcohol’

’Live Forever’

’The Meaning Of Soul’

’Acquiesce’

’Champagne Supernova’

’Songbird’

’Wonderwall’

’Don’t Look Back In Anger’

’My Generation’

Support at the show came from The Bees.