Should satisfy the many fans of 'Definitely Maybe' then...

NOEL GALLAGHER has compared the sound of the new OASIS album to that of debut ‘DEFINITELY MAYBE’, and has said he plans to film the band’s forthcoming US tour with the BLACK CROWES.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun newspaper during a break in rehearsals for the tour, the Oasis songwriter confirmed that the band had recorded eight songs without vocals for their forthcoming, self-produced fifth studio album.

Describing the band’s new material as “rock and roll with tunes “, Gallagher said: “Now I don’t really get quite excited about my records, because it’s just like, ‘Oh, well there it is. The songs that I wrote.’ But I’m very excited about this one, I don’t know why that is. I think it’s the most interesting thing that we’ve written for a long time. It’s actually probably the most upbeat album we’ve done since ‘Definitely Maybe’.

“(The new songs are) rock and roll, with tunes. You know, because most rock and roll ain’t got any fuckin’ tunes, have they? It’s just all about quiet bit, loud bit, loud bit, shouty bit.”

Oasis embark on their ‘Tour Of Brotherly Love’ alongside the Black Crowes later this month. Noel also revealed that he wants to employ someone to film the tour, for later use.

He continued: “We’re going to play some fucking music and hopefully people’ll have a good time. It’s going to be about the music, I hope. We’re trying to get somebody to film our little part of it. I think that the stuff that goes on offstage will probably be more interesting than the stuff that goes onstage.”

The new, as-yet-untitled Oasis record will be released later in the year, or at the start of 2002.