The Oasis star helps out one of his favourite groups...

NOEL GALLAGHER will make a surprise appearance on the forthcoming NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS album, set for release this April.

Gallagher will supply vocals for the album’s title track ‘Polaris’, and ‘One To Grow On’, according to Billboard.

Noel, a big fan of the band, pronounced their London gigs in 2000 as one of the “highlights of the year”, and invited drummer Cody Dickinson to Oasis recording sessions.

Gallagher is not the only addition to the Allstars line-up. Duwayne Burnside, son of Blues legend R.L Burnside, joins the former three piece, as a second guitarist.

Oasis return to playing live this week, touring Germany, as well as playing two shows at the Dublin Point (March 5-6).