February 2, 2023
Credit score: Matt Crockett

Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds in the present day reveal particulars of the forthcoming album ‘Council Skies’, launched on 2nd June by way of Bitter Mash Data. Accessible on CD, LP, HD Digital, 3LP and 2CD Deluxe limited-edition codecs that includes remixes by The Treatment’s Robert Smith, and Pet Store Boys. Full format particulars are beneath.

From the evocative album title to the duvet artwork to the lyrics themselves, ‘Council Skies’ sees Noel Gallagher reclaiming his previous and paying homage to his Mancunian roots. His most assorted and completed solo file to this point, Noel’s fourth solo studio album is a file framed by confidence, risk-taking, surefooted artistic freedom, and nice emotional depth.

Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds in the present day additionally launch a model new single and music video ‘Simple Now’, taken from the forthcoming album. Infused with psychedelia, the monitor gently swells and is superbly framed by backing vocals and waves of organ chords.

That includes one of many world’s breakthrough new abilities and Critics Selection Award-nominated Milly Alcock, who lately starred as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen within the HBO smash hit sequence and Golden Globe-winning Home of the Dragon plus a cameo from Noel himself, the brand new music video sees the protagonist bursting with emotion as ‘Simple Now’s transcendent energy takes over. ‘Simple Now’ was directed by a number of UK Music Video Awards winner, Colin Solal Cardo.

Watch the music video for ‘Simple Now’ – BELOW:

‘Council Skies’ was recorded at Noel’s personal Lone Star Sound Recording Studios in London, with the album’s lusciously orchestrated strings recorded on the legendary Abbey Highway Studios. Produced by Noel with long-time collaborator Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, the album additionally options performances from Johnny Marr on three tracks, together with current single ‘Fairly Boy’. ‘Council Skies’ takes its title from a guide by revered northern illustrator and good friend of Noel, artist Pete McKee. It covers themes of youthful craving and unbridled ambition.

Talking of the album, Noel says: “It’s going again to the start. Daydreaming, trying up on the sky and questioning about what life may very well be … that’s as true to me now because it was within the early ‘90s. Once I was rising up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that,” he says. “Prime of the Pops on TV remodeled your Thursday evening into this fantasy world, and that’s what I feel music must be. I would like my music to be elevating and reworking in a roundabout way.”

The paintings, shot by famend Manchester photographer Kevin Cummins, sees Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds’ stay tools setup positioned on the unique centre spot of what was Maine Highway Soccer Stadium, with this 12 months marking 100 years for the reason that floor was opened as the previous dwelling of Noel’s beloved Manchester Metropolis FC.

All through the accompanying album paintings, Cummins captures places poignant to Noel’s adolescence – culminating with a putting picture of Manchester’s Piccadilly prepare station, marking the second Noel left his dwelling metropolis for London. This visible illustration completely encapsulates the themes, journey and emotional coronary heart of ‘Council Skies’.

New single ‘Simple Now’ follows the current launch of ‘Fairly Boy’ – the primary monitor to be taken from the brand new album which was acclaimed by followers and critics alike and acquired widespread nationwide radio assist, added to the A listing throughout all key networks.

June 2021 noticed the discharge of ‘Again The Approach We Got here: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ – a various Finest Of album marking a decade of Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds. This Gold-certified album was the bands’ 4th consecutive UK Number one and the twelfth UK Number one album throughout Noel’s profession. 2021 additionally noticed Noel named as Report Retailer Day’s official ambassador.

Final summer season Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds headlined a bunch of out of doors stay reveals culminating in a career-spanning efficiency at Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage to one of many weekend’s greatest crowds. UK stay dates for this summer season have lately been introduced – particulars beneath – with extra headline reveals to comply with earlier than the top of the 12 months.

‘Council Skies’ is offered to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7” that includes an unique acoustic model of ‘Fairly Boy’, LP image disc plus numerous HD digital codecs together with a Dolby Atmos spatial audio model. Deluxe limited-edition codecs will even be launched together with a 3LP and 2CD that includes remixes by The Treatment’s Robert Smith, Pet Store Boys and a surprising Radio 2 session model of ‘Reside Ceaselessly’. A lyric sheet of title monitor ‘Council Skies’ is included with all album pre-orders by way of the official retailer.

Council Skies
Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds – ‘Council Skies’ packshot © Bitter Mash Data 2023

‘Council Skies’ Tracklist:

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight

Fairly Boy

Useless To The World

Open The Door, See What You Discover

Making an attempt To Discover A World That’s Been And Gone

Simple Now

Council Skies

There She Blows!

Love Is A Wealthy Man

Assume Of A Quantity

Bonus Observe – We’re Gonna Get There In The Finish

Deluxe Album Tracklist:

Disc 1:

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight

Fairly Boy

Useless To The World

Open The Door, See What You Discover

Making an attempt To Discover A World That’s Been And Gone

Simple Now

Council Skies

There She Blows!

Love Is A Wealthy Man

Assume Of A Quantity

Disc 2:

Don’t Cease…

We’re Gonna Get There In The Finish

Thoughts Video games

Fairly Boy (Instrumental)

Useless To The World (Instrumental)

Council Skies (Instrumental)

Assume Of A Quantity (Instrumental)

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)

Assume Of A Quantity (Pet Store Boys Magic Eye 12” Remix)

Fairly Boy (Robert Smith Remix)

Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)

Flying On The Floor (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

Reside Ceaselessly (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

2023 UK Headline Reveals

21 July, Buckinghamshire, PennFest

28 July, London, Crystal Palace Bowl

05 August, Saffron Waldon, Essex, Audley Finish

19 August, Monmouthshire, Caldicot Fort

20 August, Sedgefield, Nation Durham, Hardwick Competition

26 August, Manchester, Wythenshawe Park

Tickets can be found now right here

 

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