Oasis have shared their first song since their split 11 years ago. Noel Gallagher shared the previously forgotten demo track ‘Don’t Stop’ last night and you can listen to it below.
The guitarist and singer reportedly found the old demo, which the band recorded in 2005, in a box of old CDs but has now made Oasis‘ ‘Don’t Stop’ available on streaming platforms.
The song was never released and was never entirely completely in the studio, but the hallmarks of Oasis are all there. A lead line that emerges like a brassy spectre and perhaps it’s just the nostalgia but it’s surprising it never saw a release.
Yesterday saw the Manc guitarist share the news in typical fashion, “Hey there dudes and dollies. Like the rest of the world, I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d finally look and find out what was actually on the HUNDREDS of faceless unmarked CD’s I’ve got lying around in boxes at home,” he wrote.
“As fate would have it, I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.” The singer and guitarist goes on to explain how the track comes from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong and was recorded “about 15 years ago.”
He continued: “I know some of you love this tune so we thought we’d put it out there for you to enjoy/argue over. It’ll be up on the internet from midnight. The song is called ‘Don’t Stop.’”
Now Gallagher has shared the song to a rapturous welcome and although it may certainly bear the hallmarks of Oasis there is a touch more of Noel’s High Flying Birds. Either way it’s a brand new Oasis song and another addition to an exceedingly impressive catalogue.
Listen to ‘Don’t Stop’ below.