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Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – High Flying Birds

Posted in Album Review, INTO-NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by Tickets There

Reviewer: Brian Mc Caul
Two years have passed since one of Britain’s biggest rock band of the last 30 years imploded in a flurry of flying plums and guitars. Oasis meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but most will admit the quality of albums after those first 2 dipped dramatically. Almost all those classic songs and B-sides were written by guitarist Noel Gallagher before Oasis had a record deal. Songs about youth, good times and escape that connected to the masses through huge choruses, loud guitars and legendary gigs. Liam immediately went on to form Beady Eye with the other members of Oasis while Noel stayed out of the limelight, having nothing more to say on Oasis. This summer Noel announced details of 2 solo albums to be released under his new moniker, “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”. In 2012 a ‘far out’ collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous will appear, but for now we have the debut album.

What Noel has delivered is 10 tracks of catchy, melodic pop rock. It’s not exactly a radical departure from Oasis. The noisy guitars are gone and Liam’s inimitable vocals too. But this is Noel’s most sing-along album since Morning Glory The addition of banjo, musical saw, female vocals and ‘wine glasses’ show signs of experimentation. Two tracks have actually been online in various formats for a few years. The wonderful “(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine”, with soaring strings, a gospel choir and a guitar solo all merging together. “Stop The Clocks” closes the album with delicate acoustic strumming, before twice breaking into guitars, feedback and noise. It works brilliantly.

The singles ‘The Death Of You And Me’ and ‘AKA…What A life’ have received mixed reactions. ‘The Death Of You And Me’ is uncomfortably similar to Oasis’ ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’, but when the brass section kicks in you have to smile. ‘AKA…What A life’ is the most adventurous song on the album, with a thumping house beat, keyboards, mellotron and bursts of guitar. Noel has released his first dance track and it works fantastically. While  ‘If I Had A Gun’ and ‘Everybody’s On The Run’ are beautiful tracks. They feature a full blown orchestra and choir and it appears Noel is no longer afraid to write loved up lyrics. The chorus line of “Excuse me if I spoke to soon, my eyes have always followed you around the room” is simple but affecting.

Everyone is aware of Noels ‘magpie’ gift for stealing melodies and ideas from past legendary bands and now it’s the turn of The Kinks. The jaunty ‘Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks’ and ‘Dream On’ bounce along aided by some lovely trumpet. This is a more polished gentle affair than Beady Eye’s debut, with much more melody. ‘The Chief’ rings in the second stage of his career with a great album. If he can bring some of the wit and cleverness he shows in his interviews to his classic song writing, there will be even better records to come. Currently outselling some X Factor robot 2-1, Noel has proven that music still needs him.

Beady Eye Announce Irish Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by Tickets There

Here at Tickets There, the world’s greatest music blog of all time, we believe in credit where credit’s due and Liam Gallagher so far deserves all the credit you can give him. He broke up Oasis (basically) and set out on a path to form an ever better band. Whether or not you believe he’s accomplished this (and we’ll know more next month when the album comes out), you have to give it to the man that so far he’s been doing  bang up job with Beady Eye.

Today, Beady Eye has announced their very first shows on Irish soil with two dates in Dublin’s Olympia on April 14th and 15th with a Northern gig in Belfast’s Ulster Hall on April 17th.

The buzz around the lads grows every day and things are looking good for next months debut release, Different Gear, Still Speeding.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28th priced at €36.60 for Dublin and £30 in Belfast (plus booking fee. MCD Promotions running the gig / Ticketmaster.ie for tickets).

Beady Eye Announce Debut Album Details

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on December 8, 2010 by Tickets There

After the success of their first single Bring the Light, all eyes are now focused on the release of Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis band Beady Eye’s debut Long player. Titled Different Gear, Still Speeding the album is set to hit shelves on February 28th next year and will feature 13 songs from the band. Full track listening can be viewed below. Take that Noel (only jostling ya)

 

 
1.”Four Letter Word”
2.”Millionaire”
3.”The Roller”
4.”Beatles and Stones”
5.”Wind Up Dream”
6.”Bring the Light”
7.”For Anyone”
8.”Kill for a Dream”
9.”Standing on the Edge of the Noise”
10.”Wigwam”
11.”Three Ring Circus”
12.”The Beat Goes On”
13.”The Morning Son”

The special edition will feature the following bonus material on a separate disc,

1.”RAK Them Out – Documentary”
2.”Bring The Light – Video”
3.”Four Letter Word – Video”
4.”Sons Of The Stage – Video”

Beady Eye – Bring The Light (Single Review)

Posted in Music, Single Review with tags , , , on November 10, 2010 by Tickets There

It’s excellent, no fooling! Laim Gallagher’s post-Oasis band Beady Eye have released their debut single, Bring The Light and it’s a perfect mix of classic guitar pop, sexy sixties dance vigor and that never-say-die rock n roll attitude we all secretly love about Liam.

Rather than the expected Beatles / Oasis rip off we all thought he was going to churn out, Liam has released a genuinely fun, thundering Piano / guitar driven masterpiece of song writing. It’s simple, it’s short and it’ll rock the ‘expletive’ socks off you. If we still had vinyl juke boxes in our diners, Bring The Light would be the song Danny Zuko would stick on. Now, let’s see what further treats their album has in store!

Check it out for yourself now @ www.beadyeyemusic.co.uk

Beady Eye: Download Debut Single From Tomorrow

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on November 9, 2010 by Tickets There

From the site that never brought you Oasis, we decided this had to go out. The moment has arrived when the world will finally know the answer to that age old question, “how long would Liam Gallagher survive without Noel to help him along?”. The infamous hell raising Mancunian and his new band Beady Eye are set to release the first single, ‘Bring The Light’ from their forthcoming debut album tomorrow and fans only have to visit the groups official site for a free download.

Tickets There will be watching this with a grin. In many ways we’re hoping Liam comes out with a cracking piece of music. Not like Noel has exactly been prolific as a songwriter since the mid nineties so let’s hear what Liam can do. If he fails, he just lives up to expectations and that won’t be anywhere near as fun.

Good luck lads, TT’s rooting for ye!