WATFORD STORY (FORMER GLORIES)

NME.COM makes the trip to Watford to hear the group's new material...

Oasis played their first UK gig since last years ‘TEN YEARS OF NOISE AND CONFUSION’ shows last night (February 5) in WATFORD.

With reports that the band have finally finished their new album, reputedly called ‘Heathen Chemistry’ reaching the press, expectation was high that the band would use this show at the Watford Coliseum, a warm-up for tonight’s London Royal Albert Hall charity event (February 6) as a chance to try out some more new material.

Alas, after starting with a host of oldies including ‘Go Let It

Out’, ‘Columbia’, ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Acquiesce’, it became clear the band would simply be repeating the set they played at their anniversary shows.

The two new songs remain. ‘Hindu Times’, with its epic chorus of “God Gave Me Soul/ He Gave Me Rock’n’Roll”, is Oasis with more than a hint of Kiss, whilst Gem Archer’s ‘Hung In A Bad Place’ is Iggy And The Stooges ‘No Fun’ updated.

Vocalist Liam Gallagher, wearing a white parka throughout, barely said a single word all night, whilst the one time his brother Noel spoke was to berate the audience, demanding:

“What the fuck are we doing in Watford? Does it only get interesting here when Man City come to play?”

The band ended, predictably, with a flurry of old favourites including ‘Champagne Supernova’, ‘Rock’n’Roll Star’ and a cover of Beatles’ ‘I Am The Walrus’.

The full set was:

‘Fuckin In the Bushes’

‘Go Let It Out’

‘Columbia’

‘Morning Glory’

‘Acquiesce’

‘Supersonic’

‘Fade Away’

‘The Hindu Times’

‘Gas Panic!’

‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’

‘Live Forever’

‘Hung In A Bad Place’

‘Slide Away’

‘She’s Electric’

‘Champagne Supernova’

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

‘I Am The Walrus’