The Who’s Pete Townshend reckons Noel Gallagher is working with producer Dave Sardy again

Guitarist spilt the beans in studio blog

The Who‘s Pete Townshend claims that Noel Gallagher is working with producer Dave Sardy again.

The guitarist was giving an update on the band’s official studio blog post when he revealed the pair had been in the studio in Los Angeles. Sardy is also working on the The Who’s forthcoming new album.

”Dave Sardy our producer went back to LA for a while to work with Noel Gallagher, but he’s back on Monday,” he wrote.

Sardy previously worked on Gallagher’s self-titled 2011 debut album. He also produced Oasis’ ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ and ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ albums in 2005 and 2008.

Gallagher previously said he was working with David Holmes, who produced his last record Who Built the Moon?, on the new “’70s disco” record in London.

It is unclear whether they are still producing his new album together or whether Holmes is sharing producing duties with Sardy.

Gallagher recently announced a new set of UK tour dates for May, all of which will take place in intimate, all-seater venues.

Support on all four dates will come from Gaz Coombes.

He will play:

May

7 EDINBURGH, PLAYHOUSE
8 LLANDUDNO, VENUE CYMRU
9 THE LONDON PALLADIUM
11 HULL, BONUS ARENA

The High Flying Birds’ domestic live itinerary for 2019 already includes a headline slot at the 2019 Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place in June. They’ll share headlining duties across the weekend with Biffy Clyro and George Ezra.

Last month, Gallagher also voiced his view about which record is “the most influential album of all time” – declaring that the Sex Pistols‘ ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ is worthy of that lofty title.

The Who meanwhile are working on their first new record Sardy since 2006’s ‘Endless Wire’. That record ended a 24-year wait for a full LP following 1982’s ‘It’s Hard’.

Describing what to expect from the new record, frontman Roger Daltrey said: “Dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”