After much anticipation, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released their third album, ‘Who Built the Moon?‘ via Sour Mash – and you can listen to latest revealed track ‘She Taught Me How To Fly‘ on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist.
‘Who Built The Moon?’ – the keenly anticipated follow-up to the platinum-selling, ‘Chasing Yesterday (2015)’ – is Noel’s result of a two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes.
The album is set for prompt live treatment as Gallagher and the band embark on a 2018 World Tour with live arena shows starting in the UK on April 2018.
Gathering vocalists and guest musicians (Paul Weller (organ on ‘Holy Mountain’) and Johnny Marr (guitar and harmonica on If ‘Love Is The Law‘) from around the world to breathe life into 11-tracks finely poised between experimental and a jukebox of ageless influence, Gallagher and Holmes met to work on ‘Who Built The Moon?’ in Belfast and London.
The results are exhilarating. Setting the placid instrumentals and hypnotic, eastern-influenced grooves alongside gutsy balcony-shakers and widescreen, cinematic walls of sound, ‘Who Built The Moon?’ is an album for the apocalypse, comforting queasy listeners with shades of the Noel Gallagher they rely on, while taking the adventurous dancing with him into the flames.
“People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun,” says producer Holmes.
Noel adds: “We took a keyboard riff we liked from an unused track and added chords. A year later we came to deal with it as a song and when we got to the chorus, David kept asking me to write a new one….again and again and again. I was ready to strangle him. The one that you hear is the eighth attempt and, you know what? The annoying thing is he was right.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2018 Tour Dates:
22 April 2018 Brighton, Brighton Centre
24 April 2018 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
25 April 2018 Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
27 April 2018 London, The SSE Arena Wembley
30 April 2018 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
1 May 2018 Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
3 May 2018 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
4 May 2018 Manchester, Manchester Arena
6 May 2018 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
7 May 2018 Leeds, First Direct Arena
9 May 2018 Belfast, The SSE Arena
10 May 2018 Dublin, 3Arena
Additionally, check out Noel Gallagher’s handpicked Man City playlist…