Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released their new EP This is the Place, made available on all major streaming platforms.
Gallagher, who embarked on a major co-headline tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, has released a collection of five songs which is made up of three new tracks and two remixes.
When discussing the direction of the new material, Gallagher has previously said the music has been inspired by him watching a lot of ‘Top of the Pops’ between ‘83 and ‘87. “It was the golden age of pop, wasn’t it? In England, anyway. Bowie was great, U2 were great, INXS were great, New Order were great, the Smiths were great, Echo and the Bunnymen were great, and Talking Heads were mind blowing,” he said in an interview with Variety. “I could go on all day if you like.”
Stream the album, below.
In other Gallagher related news, Noel recently revealed plans to sell his original Oasis masters to the highest bidder.
With calls for Noel and Liam to put their differences behind them and bring back Oasis, Noel has been pouring cold water all over those expectations by repeatedly exchanging insults with his sibling.
Having released all the Oasis material through Creation Records and Big Brother labels, Gallagher revealed that he is due to receive the full back-catalogue of masters in the coming years. Detailing further, Gallagher said the originals are “due to come back around to [him] in about four or five years.”
Noel, who created Sour Mash Records in 2001 and released his solo and High Flying Birds material though his own format, has admitted he holds no sentiment to the Oasis masters and will be shipping them off to the highest bidder at the earliest opportunity: “Trust me, I will be selling mine to the highest bidder. Well, what am I going to keep them for? So my kids can benefit? No, no, I’m gonna sell them,” he said.
Taking a more humorous approach, the Mancunian then joked: “I’m going to buy a plane, a yacht, I want a chimp with a top hat, and I’ll buy a rocket. And then I’ll leave the kids with the other stuff from the 2000s.”
See the full interview, below.