Noel Gallagher sets deadline for third solo LP

Former Oasis chief is currently working with David Holmes on the follow up to 'Chasing Yesterday'

Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is planning to complete his third solo album by next June.

The former Oasis chief, who is working on the follow up to 2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’ with producer David Holmes, previously said he was hoping to finish the record by the end of this year.

But he has now said he wants everything wrapped up before Glastonbury.


“I think we’re into the home straight now. I’ve been given the deadline which is to have everything finished – mastered, artwork, videos, the lot – done by the time I go to Glastonbury in June,” he told BBC Radio 6 Music.

Gallagher regularly goes to Glastonbury, but he is yet to perform there. He gave no indication that he will be playing at the festival next year.

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Of the recording process he added: “All the songs that I was writing towards making a record have not been used because when we decided to make a record with David Holmes the way he works is that all the writing gets done in the studio.

“So I started this record at his house in Belfast. The process is the complete opposite to the way that I’ve always worked. With this, you have no idea what you’ve got until it’s there, and the end results are great because they’re constantly evolving.”


Holmes previously said that “people are going to be surprised” by the “fun” feel of the record.

“It’s going really good,” He added. “We’re a good bit into it now, we’ve got nearly five tracks done now.”

“People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, uptempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is quite fun.”

His comments prompted Liam Gallagher to label Holmes a “yes man” and Noel a “potato” before tweeting “FUCK OASIS”.

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