Oasis previewed their forthcoming new album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, on the streets of New York on Friday (September 12), selecting a group of street musicians and buskers to perform album tracks at various locations across Manhattan.
Before the performances, the Manchester band joked that the buskers were so good they were considering taking them on tour with them.
Buskers playing on subway platforms attracted large groups of onlookers, while those playing outdoors, such as duo Thoth and Dominic Del Principe, were forced to contend with constant rain throughout the day.
Despite the conditions, Thoth and Dominic Del Principe, who played violin and acoustic guitar, performed Oasis‘ new single ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ and ‘(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady’ to a small group of hardcore Oasis fans and a few homeless people in Central Park.
“We met Noel and Liam [Gallagher] this morning at a warehouse in Brooklyn and they really seemed to dig us,” Del Principe told NME.COM. “Noel was fingering the fretboard on my guitar and showing me how to play ‘(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady’ properly.
“I think they appreciated all the different musicians playing their songs and putting different perspectives on them. I’ve heard a lot of rumours about how they are but they were very affable and even said they wanted to take us on tour with them!”
While playing violin, Thoth, a former ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant, wore bells and shells on his ankles to add a percussive effect – a touch that impressed the Gallaghers.
“They said, ‘we should do that, then we wouldn’t have to worry about having a drummer anymore!’,” Thoth explained. “Liam liked us so much he said he was going to come out and see us, but I think the rain must have put him off.”
Watch footage of the rehearsals and performances at Nycvisit.com/oasis.
Oasis are set to release ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ on October 6.