On Wednesday, Noel Gallagher announced in a press conference, the details of his first solo album since Oasis split in 2009. He also unveiled his side of the story regarding the decision of leaving Oasis, the Guardian reports.
During the press conference at the Electric Cinema in London’s Notting Hill, now solo artist Noel Gallagher annunced the release of his first album, “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”. He described his album as appealing to Oasis fans, but not in the “stadium rock” way. “It’s not very Guitar Hero” Noel joked. The album has been recorded in London in 2010 and completed in Los Angeles. It was produced by Noel Gallagher and David Sardy and will be released on October 17. Noel talks about the new songs very candidly, like they were his babies:
“They are my songs and I wrote them all by myself.” He confessed. “I’m proud of them and of what they mean to people. I’ll never do a gig without playing them, they’re like drugs to me.”
The Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds LP includes: Everybody’s on the Run; Dream On
If I Had a Gun…; The Death of You and Me; (I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine; AKA … What a Life; Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks; AKA … Broken Arrow; (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach; Stop the Clocks.
Noel also said that he is already preparing a new album which will be released in 2012.
When asked about the time he left Oasis and the conflicts with his brother, Liam, the artist says that things got to a point where he could not stand the tension between them anymore and it was not about the band, but more of a personal matter.
“I hadn’t had enough of Oasis, I had had enough of Liam.” Gallagher said. ‘He was quite violent. At that point there was no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff, he was like Randy Savage or something. It was an unnecessarily violent act and he nearly took my face off […]” Noel said, adding that his brother had, at one point, held the guitar like an axe. “I was like, you know what, I’m fucking out of here” Noel explained. He also said that if it weren’t for Liam’s aggressive behavior, he might have stayed in the band and Oasis may have still been around.