Recently, Noel Gallagher said he was shocked by the poor chart performance of brother Liam’s band Beady Eye. He told NME “To be quite honest, it was a bit of a wake-up call. ‘Cos I was like, right, well fucking hell, maybe that’s what’s out there for me, do you know what I mean?”
Well, he’s about to find out. His solo debut, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will be released on October 17 and its first single, “The Death Of You And Me,” arrived today.
While, Liam and his former Oasis bandmates chased a ’60’s garage sound, Noel seems to have returned to the Beatlesque territory of Be Here Now. Check out the video and/or mp3 below:
Don’t expect to find a free download of the track — at least not from Noel. “No free downloads. I value my music. I don’t sit in a studio, and fucking make it up as I go along and go, ‘This one’s free then.'”
At least he’s honest, if brutally so.