Friday, July 8, 2011

Noel Gallagher Hosts Press Conference, Two New Records On The Way

As you may have noticed, we've been enjoying the Oasis offshoot Beady Eye quite a bit. That being said, we have to admit that the absence of Noel Gallagher was a bit bothersome. Not only was Noel responsible for most of Oasis' greatest songwriting, but he's also got a killer set of pipes, and plays some amazing lead guitar. Not to mention that his restrained sense of cool adds a nice counter balance to his brother Liam's frontman showmanship. Given that, we were more than a little stoked when we heard that Gallagher had planned a press conference to reveal the details about a forthcoming project for later in the year.

While you can watch the whole conference stream via youtube (above), we'll give you the basics here. In short, the always-prolific Gallagher has penned two albums for the coming months. The first is entitled Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and features a backing band of the same name. That record drops on November 8th. The second is an untitled collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous, and drops sometime next year. The announcement also confirmed that the band will be touring in support of the new record, and for that, you can count us among the very, very, excited.