Liam Gallagher has confirmed that he has written new music, expected to be released next year, but insists that it’s not for a “solo career”.
Speaking to Q Magazine, Gallagher has now said that he found himself somewhat restless following the break-up of his post-Oasis outfit Beady Eye in 2014. “Being in a band you know exactly what you’re meant to be doing all day long, all night, always. It’s written in a book. I missed all that. I was going mad. I mean not mad mad. I’m always mad. But mad as in… who the fuck am I? I wanted to get away from myself, but myself was all I had”.
Talking about the current music climate, Gallagher added: “It’s fucking shit. It’s boring without me, isn’t it? On my game I will roast anyone. Anyone. Whether it’s interviews, photoshoots, on a record or on that fucking stage.”
The Britpop frontman went on to reveal that he’s working on new music with “two lads I know”. He elaborated: “One’s a multi-instrumentalist and he can play anything. Not that there’s much to play on these songs. One guitar, acoustic. One guitar, electric. Drum kit, keyboard about that big [measures out 12 inches between his hands]. That’s your lot. Proper sparse, really pumping. How it should be. We’ve demoed some songs…”
“I am not embarking on a solo ‘career’,” Gallagher went on to clarify. “Everyone should know that. There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny. We’ll record them this year and release it next year. It’ll shock people. It’s a record written by me, that’s got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Gallagher appeared open to reuniting with brother Noel Gallagher, saying: “I believe Oasis will sail again and it’ll be glorious. If it’s really about the fans, Noel, let’s do it – because they want it. One year. Tour for a year. We’d smash it. My bags are still packed from my last tour, so I’m ready.”
He also accused his brother of having “small man syndrome”, saying: “Every fucking soundcheck he’d stand in the middle and sing.”