Radio X have announced that Noel Gallagher will host a new residency. With the help of writer Matt Morgan, the pair will be the first Radio X residency, a brand new series from the UK radio station. Gallagher is a national icon and gave the world some of the most rampantly cool guitar music of the 1990s. His wit and laconic attitude are legendary, as is his inability to filter his thoughts. In other words, he is the perfect Radio host.
The show will feature Noel and Matt “setting the world to rights” from 7pm, the first of which will be broadcast on Sunday, August 8th. The residency is set to run throughout the whole of August. Of course, the show will also feature Gallagher picking some of his favourite music and asking listeners questions.
In a statement, Gallagher said: “You lucky little indie kids are getting the pleasure of mine and the thinking man’s fuddy-duddy Matt Morgan’s company for a Residency. You’ll be hearing some great tunes, and a lot of nonsense, being spouted mostly by me,” singing off with a call for the nation to: “Tune in… you might learn summat. NG”
The managing editor of Radio X, Matt Deverson, celebrated Noel Gallagher’s arrival in the studio, saying of the Brit-Pop icon: “Whether it be through Oasis or the ten years of his High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher’s music is part of the fabric of Radio X, and I’m delighted that the man himself will be hosting a show on the station.”
Adding: “He’s teamed up with his good mate Matt Morgan, and as a man who’s never short of a word to say, I can’t wait to hear them put the world to rights in their own unique style, as well as pick some of their favourite tunes. Noel Gallagher really does live on Radio X.”
Still pumping out fantastic tunes with his band The High Flying Birds, there’s nothing in his demeanour to indicate he’s slowing down. As a songwriter, he is still one of the best in the country, and he recently praised the backing singers of The High Flying Birds, for their influence on his song-craft.
Tune in to Radio X this Sunday to hear Gallagher and Morgan in action. We certainly can’t wait to hear what on-air antics the two hosts have in store. But, surely Gallagher can be counted on to say exactly what he thinks, in a way only he can. After all, in his own words: “Those who don’t say what they mean will live and die by their own sword.”