Noel Gallagher's serene solo songs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 September 2011
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' songs would ''never'' have been included on a record by his former group Oasis

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' songs would "never" have been included on an Oasis record.

The guitarist was the main songwriter for his former group - which split in 2009 after a falling out between Noel and his singer brother Liam - but insists the tracks on his solo debut are far more "serene"

He said: "These songs never would have ended up on an Oasis record. But I wasn't frustrated in Oasis.

"I directed everything that went on in that band. But Oasis was a stadium rock band so I wrote stadium rock music.

"Now it's different. Doing the new solo album was f***ing great. It was serene. I could take it at my own pace. But in another way it wasn't a relief.

"Well, I like being in bands. I loved being in Oasis. But circumstances ran out of everybody's control, you know what I mean?"

While he's enjoying the freedom of being a solo act, Noel did admit he's worried about not having the "safety blanket" of bandmates.

When asked about the most difficult part of going solo, Noel told Spin magazine: "That will be getting up onstage, when I have to be a frontman. Part of me still wishes I had the safety blanket of four guys. I don't have the genetic make-up of a frontman, but I'm learning how to do it."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

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