Noel Gallagher has said a song on his new album is a mix of “T Rex, The Rolling Stones and Queens Of The Stone Age” while stating the another is one of his favourite things he has ever written.
Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on March 2. It features the single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ as well as Johnny Marr collaboration ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’.
Speaking to NME in the cover feature of this week’s issue, which is on newsstands now and available digitally Gallagher describes the saxophone player used on album opener ‘The Riverman’ as being “summoned from a smoky room in 1963,” adding that the song is, “fucking amazing. It’s my favourite track on the album, and one of my favourites I’ve ever done.”
Meanwhile, ‘The Right Stuff’, also taken from the record has numerous influences. Put to him by NME that the song’s riff is reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age, Gallagher replies: “I thought The Rolling Stones, and Johnny Marr when he heard it said, ‘That’s fucking T Rex’. But if it’s a cross between T Rex, The Rolling Stones and Queens Of The Stone Age, fucking hell, I’ll take that any day.”
Ed Sheeran has responded to Noel’s remarks that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley, stating “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable”.