Oasis exclusive: new album and single details announced

The Gallaghers' new album will be out in October

Oasis will release their next studio album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, on October 6 on their Big Brother label.

The album will be preceded by a single, ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’, on September 29.

The LP, which will be the band’s seventh studio effort, was produced by Dave Sardy, who also worked on Oasis‘ last album, 2005’s ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’. It was recorded in London‘s Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles.


Comeback single ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ was written by Noel Gallagher and features his brother, Liam Gallagher, on lead vocals.

Speaking about the album Noel Gallagher said: “I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight.

“I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to – to feel.”

Of ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’, Gallagher added: “If ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast.

‘The Shock of The Lightning’ basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best.”