North London lads revive the ravey hedonism of The Streets and Happy Mondays on a reflective and rowdy debut
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'If I Had A Gun'
Melancholic heartbreaker from Gallagher Sr.
It first appeared in these pages back in April 2009 under the guise “Oasis – The New One”, recorded by a Taiwanese fan during soundcheck for a Taipei gig. “It finds Noel’s vocal at its most heartbreaking and vulnerable,” we noted. “That feeling? That’s your soul being dug out.” Of course, one fateful guitar lob meant that it was never going to make it into Oasis’ oeuvre, but we’re glad that it saw the light of day, its delicate charms beefed up into a thing of melancholic, chest-cramping gorgeousness. The next one’s disco, apparently – now that is cutting loose.
Ear-bleeding psychedelia, math-pop and a Libertine descend on east London
Masterminded by frontman Bradford Cox, the freaky Atlanta band’s seventh album is bruised and brilliant
Emily Blunt stars in a tightly wound and constantly surprising thriller
The ex-Smith proves his greatness on a spiky live album