'Turn it up, man'
Today saw the returning Britpop icon announce his first ever UK solo shows, ahead of his debut album ‘As You Were’. Gallagher spoke to NME for a rare cover interview, in which he talked about which songs from his previous band fans should expect to hear.
“[I only sing Oasis songs] when I’m rehearsing it, or if it comes on in a pub or in the car,” said Gallagher. Turn it up, man.”
He added: “Every one I’m doing, I’m doing because I like singing it.”
Gallagher revealed that he’d definitely be performing ‘Rock ’N’ Roll Star’ and ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’. Speaking of the latter, he said he’d be playing “all seven minutes of it. I’m not doing it for the ‘Be Here Now’ anniversary. I couldn’t give a f**k.”
He also revealed that rehearsals of ‘Slide Away’ were “sounding good”, and that his new band’s rendition of ‘Be Here Now’ “sounds like the Stones”, and that he was “gonna get a load of brass on it so it sounds f**king filth. ‘Kicking up a storm from the day I was born’ – it’s perfect. It’s got me written all over it.”
Not only that, but Gallagher revealed that he would ‘nail’ ‘Rockin’ Chair’ and that ‘Morning Glory’ was “sounding spot-on.”
While he said that he ‘wasn’t sure’ if he’d sing ‘Round Are Way’ (“dome are hard to sing these days and I refuse to drop them a key ’cos they end up f**king grungy”), Gallagher also added he definitely wouldn’t be performing ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘Don’t Go Away’ and ‘I Hope, I Think, I Know’.
30 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
1 – London, Electric Brixton
10 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
11 – Glasgow, Barrowlands