Noel Gallagher: ‘I’m already a bit of the way into my next record’

The former Oasis man confirms the follow-up to 'Chasing Yesterday' is underway

Noel Gallagher has confirmed his next record is underway.

Speaking to NME, the former Oasis man said, “I’m already a bit of the way into my next record. As for what it will eventually say on the cover though remains to be seen.”

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The new record will be Noel Gallagher’s third album as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It follows ‘Chasing Yesterday’ which was released in February this year and his self-titled 2011 debut.

Next month, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Calling Festival at London’s Clapham Common on July 4. The show will be the biggest headline gig he’s played in the UK as a solo artist. The supporting line-up features Ryan Adams, The Hives, Wolf Alice and more.

Discussing his plans for the gig with NME, Gallagher commented:

“I haven’t actually given it much thought… Not sure I see the point in over-thinking these things. Just get up there and give it 75 per cent. (One always has to save some for the aftershow.)”

Asked which Oasis songs he was planning for the headline set, he added, “Fucking hell… D’you want me to tell you what colour of brown or navy blue bomber jacket I’ll be wearing an’ all?”

Released in February, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ went straight to Number One and is now certified gold. Asked how he felt about his numerous achievements, Gallagher praised the new generation of fans now supporting his music.

“I’m not sure why or how it’s happened but I’m glad it has, and if this tour is anything to go by then there seems to be yet another generation coming through who are discovering whatever it is I do, two decades after the fact. God bless them.”

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher recently criticised a band for handing him an unlabelled demo CD. Gallagher stopped midway through a show at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 6 to educate the band on proper demo CD protocol.

“When you’re giving away CDs of your shit,” Gallagher began, “there’s not even a fucking name of who it is, or what it’s called, or a phone number, or nothing. No song titles, no name, no nothing. Now unless this is some psychedelic fucking album project, I’m saying, this cunt’s going nowhere. Thank you very much.”