Noel Gallagher is set to premiere “new tunes” tomorrow morning (Thursday May 2).
Earlier this week, the former Oasis turned solo star sparked rumours of imminent new material with a tweet that appears to be a snippet of lyrics – or perhaps even a track or album title.
The text reads “Nature is dancing but we ain’t done yet”, with fans speculating that something new from The High Flying Birds man is on its way. He’s also shared some typically psychedelic artwork.
Now, Gallagher has confirmed that “new tunes” will receive their first play on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio Two Breakfast Show from 6.30am tomorrow morning.
The Who‘s Pete Townshend indicated in March that Noel was working with producer Dave Sardy, who previously worked on Gallagher’s self-titled debut album with the High Flying Birds in 2011. He also worked on Oasis’ ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ and ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ albums in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
Liam Gallagher, as ever, was quick to wade in after the reports that Noel was working with Sardy. He goaded his brother on Twitter about working with ‘Dave Sardine’, and called him a “little mug” for apparently returning to a major label for the LP after releasing his first three via his own independent imprint Sour Mash.
Fans might get a taste of new Noel material on a short run of tour dates that kicks off next week – all of which will take place in intimate, all-seater venues. Support on all four dates will come from Gaz Coombes.
Noel will play:
7 Edinburgh, Playhouse
8 Llandudno, Venue Cymru
9 London, The Palladium
11 Hull, Bonus Arena
They follow a run of US shows with Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan (also slammed by his brother as “pumpkin n potatoes”), and will be followed by a headline slot at the 2019 Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place in June.