Noel Gallagher: ‘I’ve written next Oasis album and started solo record’

Guitarist steaming ahead with the follow-up to 'Dig Out Your Soul'

OasisNoel Gallagher has revealed that he has written and demo-ed his band’s next album and has got the ball rolling for his solo album.

The guitarist told Billboard that songs set for the follow-up to the band’s recently-released seventh album ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ include ‘I Want to Live in a Dream In My Record Machine’ and ‘Come On It’s Alright’.

He described the two songs as “psychedelic epics”, and said he planned to recruit a choir to contribute vocals to them.

Gallagher said the new material echoed the work of The Kinks. “They all seem to be based around the same four or five chords,” he expalined. “It’s vastly different from what [‘Dig Out Your Soul’] is.”

He added: “There’s stuff about soldiers and religious people and rock stars and travellers. They seem to be all songs about people, but not people I know. And they all seem to have a narrative; it’s kind of like a story which follows on from song to song.”

Speaking about his solo album plans, Gallagher said: “I’m going to do one sooner or later – hopefully sooner rather than later.

“I’m kind of hoping Liam might be arrested soon, and then I’ll have time to see it through.”

Oasis recently announced details of a UK stadium tour for summer 2009.

Oasis will play:

Manchester Heaton Park (June 4, 6, 7)

Sunderland Stadium Of Light (10)

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (12)

Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (17)

Dublin Slane Castle (20)

Coventry Ricoh Arena Stadium (July 7)

London Wembley Stadium (9, 11, 12)

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