NOISEY BRITISH MASTERS INTERVIEW - PART 218.05.2015
Want to know who can drink the most between Morrissey, Bono and Bobby Gillespie? Noel discloses this and more in part 2 of his British Masters interview for Noisey.
NOISEY BRITISH MASTERS INTERVIEW - PART 114.05.2015
Noel talks house music, Damon Albarn and destroying unreleased music in part 1 of his Noisey British Masters interview. Look out for part 2 next Monday!
Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere Vol 3: The Good, The Bad And The Bubbly10.05.2015
Bonjour… I was going to go straight into a rambling sprawling tale of this N. American tour so far.
But I must tell you I'm getting increasingly irritated by writing these things now. I think I've probably said all there is to say about life on the road.
Before I bow out I will tell you this N. American leg has so far been fucking excellent. I've only done 4 shows. The first 2 in Canada were 2 of the best I ever did and the rest have been even better.
It's been a pleasure posting these things over the last few years but quite frankly I can't be arsed anymore. Needless to say IF I feel the need to set the record straight about whatever somewhere down the line then I may well be in touch. But for now and the foreseeable future, adios.
WATCH NOEL ON CHATTY MAN THIS FRIDAY30.04.2015
Noel will be joining Alan Carr: Chatty Man on the sofa this Friday, for a chat and to perform his new single 'Riverman', tune in to CH4 at 10PM!
'Riverman' is taken from the number one album 'Chasing Yesterday' which is out now! Download your copy here.
Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere Vol 3: The Good The Bad And The Bubbly20.04.2015
Now then... What's happening? Anything exciting? No? Excellent!!!!
I didn't bother sending regular updates from Japan as the days to tend to be quite similar over there... MITHER, FUSS, MITHER, FUSS, PROMO, FUSS, SOUNDCHECK, MITHER, MORE PROMO,
MITHER AND FUSS, GIG, FUSS AND MITHER, HOTEL, FUSS, BULLET TRAIN, MITHER, MITHER, MITHER...repeat. Didn't seem any point bothering you with it.
Here then is a quick round up:
Every day is the same... hassled in hotel lobbies... chased through train stations... arrive at the gig... marvel at the latest brass section... There was one particularly shit mob in. Can't remember now but they were awful...funny almost.
Some guy at one of the shows had a placard held what said: "WHAT COLOUR UNDERPANTS ARE YOU WEARING?". I'd like to say the crowd were stunned into silence when I told them I don't wear underwear onstage, but as it was quieter than a comedy club that Madonna's doing stand up at (did you see that thing? Holy shit balls!!) I'm not sure anyone noticed, least of all me!
Been given some truly wonderful gifts by that mob. Not a day goes by that someone's not thrusting something or other at you shouting "GIFT FOR YOU!!" or "GIFT FOR SARA!!" or "GIFT FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!"
Bless you and thanks by the way if any of those people were you.
I did get a bit concerned when someone give me this bag of...stuff. In amongst it was a box with, what I would describe as, quite shouty Japanese writing on it. Being curious and all that I decided to open it up and see what was in it. Turns out it was individually wrapped little mini chocolate bars. BINGO!! I put the kettle on and sat down to sample the delights of yer oriental fun size snack. I'm on about my 3rd little shouty chocolate things when I start examining the box and I notice that underneath the shouty Japanese writing is, written in shouty English, "The legend: BLACK THUNDER!!" Black thunder? I'm thinking... Oh fuck these better not be laxatives!!
The lad with the placard followed the entire tour with different variations on his original sign, at least I think it was him... My favourite being him holding up a sign with just a pair of underpants drawn on with the words: "WHAT COLOUR ARE THEY?" He was obsessed!
The interviews were as you might imagine... Unique I think is the best way to put it.
Someone asked me about our "upcoming erection?"... 'Scuse me? Who gives a fuck about that anyway? 79% of the fiscal this...2.4% growth of the annual that, spend, cut, borrow, lend, build...blah, blah FUCKING BLAH. Say something radical you utterly contemptible bastards.
Sorry about that. Where were we? Yes... Tokyo, The Budokan, a great way to end the tour... 2 nights.
Excellent shows. First night was my favourite. The sun even came out. Lovely!
Japanese fans you are without doubt the most strangely strange yet oddly normal people in the whole world.
Thank you for everything... until Fuji Rock... SAYO-FUCKIN'-NARA!
You currently find me at home, alone, in our kitchen. Nancy and the 2 princes have gone out for the day to a safari park. Even the cat's gone out!!
The silence is deafening...bit like in Osaka!!
Keep it livid yeah?
PS:on that tour I listened mostly to:
Get the fuck on that lot!!
NOEL DOMINATES NEW OFFICIAL VINYL CHART13.04.2015
Today the Official UK Charts have announced the launch of their Official Vinyl Charts, with Noel leading the way as this year's vinyl king, with Chasing Yesterday and Ballad Of The Mighty I, being the biggest selling vinyl album and single. On top of that Oasis are also responsible for the biggest selling vinyl album of the last 20 yrs with (What's The Story) Morning Glory.
To celebrate this year's Record Store Day UK on Saturday 18th April, a limited edition 12" vinyl is being released exclusively from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds!
The record will feature two previously unreleased remixes of 'In The Heat Of The Moment'.
A. In The Heat Of The Moment (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
B. In The Heat Of The Moment (Toydrum Dub Remix)
Find out more here.
LISTEN TO NOEL'S RIVOLI BALLROOM GIG ON ABSOLUTE TODAY12.04.2015
Tune in to Absolute Radio this evening from 6pm to hear Noel's recent gig at London's Rivoli Ballroom, plus an interview with Pete Mitchell and Noel before the show.
Noel's latest album 'Chasing Yesterday' is out now, pick up your copy here.