Before I dive into a Noel Gallagher update, the past few days have been rather interesting for Oasis fans.
A series of tweets from Liam Gallagher set the internet a-stormin' yesterday which basically amounted to nothing. Liam tweeted O-A-S-I-S and then a final tweet of "OASIS". These posts were retweeted tens of thousands of times, and eventually bookies Ladbrokes and Paddy Power suspended betting on whether or not the band would headline Glastonbury.
Andy Goldstein of talkSPORT followed up with a dream-crushing respond, saying, "I just text Noel asking about the chance of reforming. His reply, "There's more chance of me and my ex-wife getting back together." Noel said in November, "There is no band. So, no, I won’t be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won’t be in it.” Oasis split in 2009 after a backstage argument between the brothers with Noel saying, “I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.” Liam has remained open to the idea of a reunion, however, saying Oasis has "unfinished business" and stating that he would be down for them to "bury the hatchet for a quick lap of honor". Sadly, that has yet to become a reality.
So what has Noel been up to since High Flying Birds? Apparently working on his solo album. Mark Coyle, who co produced Definitely, Maybe, thinks it's going to be nothing short of epic. "On the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos." In February, Noel began going through about 50 songs to narrow down to a select few for his solo album. Coyle goes on to say, "Noel's new album is fucking great. It reminds me in some respects of the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe', because it’s so obviously exciting. That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won’t believe how utterly amazing [the album] is. It’s pouring out of him [right now]." Last year, Noel mentioned that he wanted to record the album in New York.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, Damon Albarn, of Blur fame, recently said in regards to making an album with Noel, "We’re talking. It’s not anything to get excited about yet. I mean, he’s doing his thing. He’s finishing a new record. I’ve got my record coming out, but the principle of us making music together is something, you know. It would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once."
Despite rumors of animosity between the two in the past, that was buried in 2013 when the two performed Blur's "Tender" for the Teenage Cancer Trust gig. The thought of these two coming together for an album has me beyond pumped. With their combined experience, they could produce something magical.