Noel Gallagher says wait to release new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is ‘beginning to do my head in’

Singer says he's spent a 'long time sitting' on the LP which will be released in March 2015

Noel Gallagher has admitted that he’s spent so long waiting to release his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ that it’s beginning to annoy him.

The former Oasis guitarist took part in a Q&A session for XFM radio station yesterday evening (November 3) at the Hammersmith Club in London. Grilled by a panel of interviewers which included Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire, Gallagher took questions on Oasis’ reissues and his new LP, which is set for release on March 2 next year (2015).

“I’ve had it finished since July,” he said. “The last tour went on for 15 months and then I had a bit of time off. Then I finished my record early and then I’ve had to wait for these bloomin’ Oasis reissues to stop selling before I can put my record out because it’s all run out of the same office. That’s not intended to stop you buying them by the way, it’s just these things take time. It’s been a long time sitting on this record, it’s beginning to do my head in.”

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‘Chasing Yesterday’ will be Gallagher’s second solo studio album and features his new single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’. The full tracklisting is:

‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
‘The Girl With X-Ray Eyes’
‘Lock All The Doors’
‘The Dying Of The Light’
‘The Right Stuff’
‘While The Song Remains The Same’
‘The Mexican’
‘You Know We Can’t Go Back’
‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’

The singer will also play a series of UK tour dates to support the album’s release next year, starting with a gig at Belfast Odyssey Arena on March 3 and finishing with a show at London O2 Arena on March 10. The full dates are:

Belfast Odyssey Arena (March 3)
Dublin 3 Arena (4)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (7)
Manchester Arena (9)
London O2 Arena (10)

This year, Oasis’ first two albums – ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ – have been reissued. NME’s newest Collector’s Edition presents the wild spirit of those times. Over 100 pages it tells the story of every song they wrote, recorded and released during the time, delves into the NME, Melody Maker and VOX archives to pick out some classic interviews, and builds up to the peak of their career: playing to a quarter of a million people at Knebworth Park in August 1996.

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