“A bit more up-tempo,” he says when asked about what album two holds. “A bit more in-yer-face. Less apologetic. I’d love to do a proper out-and-out punk rock album – a bit Pistols, a bit Stooges. I can do that gear; I can definitely sing ’em. Some of the sing-y songs are a bit of a struggle when I do ’em live. But the lippy ones I can do all day long. The ones where you spit ’em out. You’re not necessarily singing, you’re just f**king screaming and shouting. I’m all for that.”
Speaking to NME this week at the VO5 NME Awards, Liam told us the new record would be a “good rock ‘n’ roll album”.
Gallagher was in attendance to claim this year’s Godlike Genius Award. On the red carpet, we took a moment to ask him about what it means – where he took a dig at previous winner brother Noel, and his recent album of ‘cosmic pop’.
“I don’t know, there have been a lot of knobheads that have won this award,” Gallagher told NME. “I know what it’s like to be me, you know what I mean? Has it changed me? No, I always thought I was Godlike from the day I was fucking born – and no award ain’t gonna change it.”
Asked about his plans for 2018, Gallagher replied: “Hopefully the same, man. I guess the pressure is off a little bit. The last year was mega, so hopefully we can just go in and do some festivals, get in the studio and do a little more – but it will be less pressure.”
And as for his next album? “I just want to make good music, you know what I mean? I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, you know what I mean? I don’t want to do cosmic pop. I don’t want to make grime music. I want to make good music with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”