The former Oasis band member Noel Gallagher has announced that he will release his first ever solo album. Gallagher made the announcement at a London press conference and revealed that the album be called Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The album will be produced and released under his own record label, Sour Mash Records. It is anticipated that the album will be released on October 17th and that there will be a second collaboration in 2010 with Amorphous Androgynous.
This new album will Gallagher will release will be the first material he has produced since Oasis split in August 2009. The material which is believed to have already been written and recorded earlier last year in London and Los Angeles is being widely awaited by the music industry. The album will feature ten new songs and it has been produced by both Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy.
This album is expected to sell well within UK music markets, especially due to numerous major music artists featuring on the album alongside Gallagher. Those who appear on the album include the former Oasis keyboard player Mike Rowe, as well as Jeremy Stacey from The Lemon Tress and also the American percussionist Lenny Castro. The American is best known for featuring on records from artists including Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Sir Elton John.
On the album there is also a guest appearance from the Crouch End Festival Chorus and also The Wired Strings. Noel Gallagher and Oasis have both performed with these groups before.
As well as the new album being launched Noel Gallagher is expected to tour in autumn and it has been revealed that as well as performing his own material he will also play Oasis tracks.
Rumours are suggest that the first single which will be released by Gallagher will be The Death of You and Me.
It is believed that the brother of Noel and former Oasis band member Liam Gallagher is not impressed by the solo material Noel has produced. The two brother notoriously fell out in 2009 and have not spoken since.