August 28, 2013 13:00

Noel Gallagher: 'I don't write songs for The Observer, The Guardian or NME'

'I wanted everyone to like Oasis,' says singer

Noel Gallagher: 'I don't write songs for The Observer, The Guardian or NME'

Photo: PA

Noel Gallagher has claimed that he is not interested in writing songs for The Observer, The Guardian or the NME.

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, the High Flying Birds man said he had always been concerned with creating music that "everyone" would like and had never been fussed about experimenting or "pushing the envelope".

"I once said that I wrote songs 'for the man who buys the Daily Mail and 20 Bensons every day'," he said. "And I meant that at the time. I'd consider myself to be just an average man in the street who's been blessed with a talent to write songs."

He continued: "I don't write songs for The Observer or The Guardian, or for the NME or Mojo. I'm not bothered about pushing the envelope. I wanted everyone to like Oasis, not just some people in Oxford, a few people in Hull and a couple of people in Glasgow."

Earlier this month (August 17), Gallagher denied he had been working on new material with former Blur rival Damon Albarn and also ruled out the possibility of reforming Oasis to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album 'Definitely Maybe' next year (2014), saying: "No, it definitely won't happen."

He did, however, confirm that he has started work on a new Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album. "I've got tons of songs left over from the last one. I'm writing, putting stuff together. Yeah, I'll definitely make another one, that's for sure," he said. "I don't wanna go back out on the road, though - that's the thing."

Read More On This Artist

More News
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'
One Direction's Zayn Malik gets death threats after #FreePalestine tweet
Michelle Shocked releases silent album with tracks named after digital music executives
The Co-op staff complain as supermarket switches to only playing music by unsigned artists
Muse say 'heavy' new album will be released next summer
Lady Gaga appears as waitress in new 'Sin City' trailer – watch
Foo Fighters announce September live date at London's Olympic Park
Former Lostprophets member on Ian Watkins abuse: 'How could you know? How would you know?'
Pussy Riot to sue Russian government over imprisonment
Billy Bragg campaign successfully sees prisoners allowed steel-string guitars
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey discusses solo project
Paul McCartney to re-release Wings albums 'Venus and Mars' and 'At The Speed of...
Damon Albarn performs for robots in Japan
Finnish dog breeders name kennel after Oasis album
The Courteeners' Liam Fray: 'Brandon Flowers is the second best-looking man in rock...
DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith: 'I fucked up Sky Ferreira's life'
Pulled Apart By Horses reveal Italian arthouse-inspired 'Lizard Baby' video – watch
Perfume Genius to play one-off London gig next week
The Gaslight Anthem stream new song 'Stay Vicious' – listen
Tulisa Contostavlos reveals how tabloid sting left her suicidal
Danny Brown on collaboration with The Avalanches: 'It'll change the world'
Prince Harry attends Secret Garden Party festival

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today