SIGN OF THE ‘TIMES’

'The Hindu Times' appears available for MP3 download on the Internet...

The new, long awaited Oasis single ‘THE HINDU TIMES’ has appeared available for MP3 download on the Internet.

The track, recorded as a bootleg from Norwegian radio where it got its worldwide debut, can be found across the web on variety of messageboards and newsgroups.

The track, built around a simple melodic riff from Noel Gallagher, is a heavier sounding track than releases from their previous album ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’. When played in the NME.COM office it brought mixed reactions. Some thought the riff sounded, somewhat bizarrely, like the start to Abba’s ‘Does Your Mother Know?’ while others heard bits of Kenny Loggins’ 80s classic ‘Footloose’ in the melody. A hardened Oasis fan, however, thought it had a similar drive to ‘Go Let It Out’, but a bit slower. Generally, though, it got the thumbs up.

It finds Liam in fine, rasping form repeating the refrain ‘In and out my brain, runnin’ round my veins/you’re my sunshine, you’re my rain’ and later repeating over and over ‘I get so high I just can’t feel it’.

Though perhaps not a classic, it’s definitely a grower and could easily become a live favourite.

Meanwhile, Oasis have confirmed they will play at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on April 26. Support on the night will come from Cornershop. The show is a warm-up to Oasis‘ performance at the Coachella Festival on April 28.