Noel Gallagher ''feels good'' about his upcoming album 'Who Built The Moon?', and is excited to start his tour next year so he can test out his new tracks in his setlist.
Noel Gallagher ''feels good'' about his upcoming album 'Who Built The Moon?'.
The 50-year-old rocker is gearing up to drop his third studio album with his High Flying Birds on November 24, and whilst he can't wait for the record to hit the shelves, he's more excited to start his tour next year so he can test out his new tracks in his setlist.
Speaking to Noisey during a Facebook Live on Wednesday (15.11.17), he said: ''I feel good about it. I feel good about every record that I put out at the point that it comes out, but we'll see what it feels like next year when we're mid-way through the tour. You only really get to know the songs when you play them in front of an audience, because then you'll see which ones are the most popular. So I'm excited for that to happen, although it's not happening until next year. But yeah I feel good about it.''
The former Oasis guitarist admits that his latest record - which he previously described as ''psychedelic'' - is ''vastly different'' to anything he's released before.
He said: ''Right now, as it's vastly different to anything that's gone before, I suppose it's unique. But you know, in 10 years time it'll just be a couple of albums ago. So, that's the way I look at it. But it's definitely ... at the moment it definitely stands alone with all the records I've ever made, as being, not a complete departure, but people will notice a significant difference.''
After the release of the album's lead single 'Holy Mountain' last month, Noel has noticed ''mixed'' reviews from fans, but thinks the people who ''hate'' his new direction haven't actually listened to the material.
He said: ''It's always mixed. I don't think I've ever put a record out where everyone has gone 'Oh that's amazing'. But just, the percentages shift. I'll be honest and say that from what I can gather already, it's heavily mixed. People either love it or hate it. And the funny thing is, the people who hate it, haven't heard it yet, they've just heard about it.
''They've heard about the French girl, and songs with very little singing in them, and electronic sounds, and dance beats, and all that kind of things. So some people are not having it at all. But I think when it comes out, people are going to turn their views around.''
Ahead of their upcoming tour, and prior to the release of their long awaited album, Smoke Fairies played a great warm-up gig at Elsewhere in Margate.