Noel Gallagher: ‘New Oasis album is not Britpop’

Guitarist says experimental LP is 'not our usual thing'

Noel Gallagher has said the forthcoming Oasis album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, will see the band taking a newer, less mainstream direction.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Gallagher explained that he does not expect to hear too many of the new songs on radio because of their more experimental nature.

“It’s not Britpop, let’s put it that way. It’s not our usual thing,” he explained. “It’s just really exciting, three of the tracks have got two drummers on, me and Zak [Starkey] playing drums. Some of it sounds a bit glam. There’s no pop singles on it. I’d be amazed if anything else gets on the radio past the first single.”

Gallagher said that the album takes influences from The Stooges, The Doors and The Pretty Things – as well as John Lennon.

“There’s a kind of piano-y, John Lennon-y obligatory plod-away song in the middle, which Liam wrote,” he said, “and that’s to break up the two sides which are pretty intense, and it’s full-on from the start to finish.”

‘Dig Out Your Soul’ is released on October 6. It’s preceded by a single, ‘The Shock Of the Lightning’, on September 29.