Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds preview new album, Liam Gallagher is just not impressed

Photo Credit: Lawrence Watson

UPDATE 10:56 a.m. ET: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will also tour North America early next year, and play the Boston Opera House on February 17. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (September 27).

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced a new record — a collaborative effort called Who Built The Moon?, out November 24 on Sour Mash — and the first review is already in.

“Psychedelic music by a beige drip is like a vegetarian trying to sell you a kebab,” tweeted Liam Gallagher last night.


Hey, that may be true, but the new Noelly G tunes are sounding pretty good. The record was teased this morning (September 25) via YouTube, and you can sample a few selections below. We’re getting some wild “Setting Sun” vibes from these tracks, and that’s certainly a good thing.

Who Built The Moon? is the result of a two-year collaboration with DJ/composer David Holmes, and features guest appearances by Paul Weller and Johnny Marr. Of course, Liam had something to say about that, as well.

The album is said to be inspired by French psychedelic pop and a wealth of other styles and sounds. “People are going to be surprised,” says Holmes in the press notes. “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.””

Of course, we here in Boston might get a proper review of the album live and in person the day after it comes out, as Liam Gallagher plays the House of Blues in Boston on November 25. Weller, by the way, is there October 6.

Noel Gallagher photo by Lawrence Watson.

Noel Gallagher’’s High Flying Birds’ 2018 Tour Dates:
April 22: Brighton, Brighton Centre
April 24: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
April 25: Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
April 27: London, The SSE Arena Wembley
April 30: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
May 1: Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
May 3: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 4: Manchester, Manchester Arena
May 6: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
May 7: Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 9: Belfast, The SSE Arena
May 10: Dublin, 3Arena