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The New Oasis Album

Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:45 am

This sounds promising -


NOEL GALLAGHER has given an exclusive interview to NME.COM where he claimed new LP ’DON’T BELIEVE THE TRUTH’ is their best effort since their classic debut ’DEFINITELY MAYBE’.

Although they scrapped it three times and it took three years Noel told NME.COM that Oasis are back on form and he’s prouder of their sixth studio album than any other Oasis record in the last ten years.

He told NME.COM: “I’m more proud of this one then of any album since ‘Definitely Maybe’. We stuck it out, we stuck to our guns and we pulled it off.”

With single ‘Lyla’ being released on May 16, the album following two weeks later on May 30 and a massive tour including appearances at V Festival (August 20-21) to come, Noel admitted it felt strange to return to full action with Oasis after ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’’s isolated recording process.

“It’s like pulling a huge, big elastic band back,” he suggested. “It went all the way back for three years and now we’re ready to let go. We’re getting back into the swing of things, it’s been ‘What? We’ve got to do a video on Friday? Whoa, whoa!”

‘Don’t Believe The Truth’’s elongated recording process has contrasted sharply to the regularity between the band’s previous albums, leading some to suggest Oasis were in crisis. However, Noel insisted he never panicked.

“We were more into getting this record absolutely spot on for no other reason then the songs demanded it,” he explained. “There was never one point where any of us where worried – apart from Liam who’s like a woman who’s on a friendly permanent menstrual cycle all the time about everything. He’s either way up in the clouds or way down in the gutter. So taking him out of the equation, the rest of us knew it was going somewhere and we kind of had it all in our heads we just couldn’t put our finger on why the versions before the album I’ve got in front of me now weren’t sounding right,.”

As with the ‘Heathen Chemistry’, Noel was joined on songwriting duties by his bandmates, and he believes the results back the new approach.

“People are telling me it’s really varied, I just think the album is a good collection of songs,” he explained. “Liam’s are great, Andy’s are brilliant and Gem’s – seriously – are the closest anyone’s going to get to ‘Revolver’.

He added: “Someone said to me my songs sound like B-sides from 1994. I take that as a compliment because the B-sides I wrote then should have been on ‘Be Here Now’. That would be an insult to some people but not to me.”

With the album now finished, Oasis are turning their attention to touring. The band will play nine massive UK shows for June and July – including a three night stand at The City Of Manchester Stadium (June 30, July 2-3), home of Noel’s beloved Manchester City – as well as playing Madison Square Garden (June 22) and The Hollywood Bowl (September 12) in America.

Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:43 am

I'm certainly looking forward to it.
Oasis along with the Manics are my current favourite Bristish bands.

Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:10 pm

I will be the first in the queue for the new Oasis album!

Although I must admit I'm looking forward to X & Y by Coldplay more! 8)

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:12 pm

I'm looking forward to this release.

Forget Liam, he'll never change, but Noels maturity is going to give this a different slant on Def Maybe and What's '' Morning Glory.

I'm looking forward to this release from what is now an old band by comparison, but still cutting it close to the edge it seems.

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:02 pm

I think it will be an interesting release. The band where in something of a transitional stage around the time of the last album, and I think now we will really see what sort of input and influence the newer members have really had.

I’ve read that Noel has been listening to Dylan and The Stones so it’s possible the sound of some the new songs could be a little bit different from what we have heard before.

Liam might make the headlines for the wrong reasons at times, but you would be hard pressed to find a better front man for a rock ‘n’ roll band. I do agree with you on Noel though Steve, and I think it would be nice to see him record a solo album at some point.

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:51 pm

In Q, Noel states that one of the tracks has an Elvis 56 feel to it.

Looking forward to the album.

Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:16 pm

For those that haven’t seen/heard the new single yet, you can watch the video here:

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:21 am

the big advantage of buying an oasis album is that whenever you run out of toilet paper, there's still some emergency leaflets near the cd player

oasis cd's can also be helpful when your table is unstable and you don't wanna waste any newspapers to fix this annoying problem

as from my own experience: they came in very handy when my german shepard was practicing frisbee ... another reason for the band to release their stuff near the summer