Photo by Lawrence Watson
Noel Gallagher has announced his new solo album as High Flying Birds. Entitled Chasing Yesterday, it’s due out on March 2nd via Sour Mash Records and marks the first to be written as well as produced by the Oasis frontman.
According to a press release, the follow-up to High Flying Birds’ 2011 self-titled debut is said to feature “a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before,” resulting in a “rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences — from west coast rock to classic rock ‘n’ roll and even some space jazz (!).”
In the same statement, Gallagher noted the album’s trying recording process: “It was a major pain in the arse. It’s not that I’ve ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: ‘right, what are we doing today?’ I was making the whole thing up as I went along.”
Our first preview of Chasing Yesterday comes in the form of the scruffy and propulsive lead single, “In The Heat Of The Moment”.
Listen in below.
Chasing Yesterday Tracklist:
02. In The Heat Of The Moment
03. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
04. Lock All The Doors
05. The Dying Of The Light
06. The Right Stuff
07. While The Song Remains The Same
08. The Mexican
09. You Know We Can’t Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I
In support of the LP, Gallagher has also announced a leg of UK tour dates. Consult the itinerary below.
Noel Gallagher 2015 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena
03/06 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
03/07 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
03/09 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
03/10 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena