Category: Noel Gallagher

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, York Hall – Evening Standard, 2 Nov 2017

Long derided for his lack of adventure when it comes to new music, Noel Gallagher blew some minds with a new band member at London’s introduction to his third solo album: a backing singer who played the scissors. At an intimate show filmed by Apple Music to be released on the same day as the album, she snipped her way… Read more →

CALLING FESTIVAL/NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – Evening Standard, 6 July 2015

It was hardly Oasis at Knebworth, but Noel Gallagher can still just about put on a day of music in a field with his songs as the main draw. As festivals go, however, this was an underwhelming one, so small that bands couldn’t appear on both stages at the same time because of sound interference, yet big enough that there… Read more →

2014’S BIGGEST NEW ALBUM RELEASES – Evening Standard, 3 Jan 2014

Predicting the big albums of the year to come could leave me with egg on my face, given the way musicians like to catch us on the hop these days. This time last year David Bowie, who had otherwise only been in the news for rumours of ill health, was on the verge of springing his best album in years… Read more →

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST: Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Albert Hall – Evening Standard, 25 March 2013

If Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn can share a stage, there’s hope for an Oasis reunion yet. On Saturday night they made Britpop history with Blur’s Graham Coxon on guitar and Paul Weller, no less, playing drums as though he’d never seen a kit in his life. Gallagher shared backing vocals on Blur’s Tender, and all was well with the… Read more →

NOEL GALLAGHER, Dingwalls – Evening Standard, 15 Aug 2012

“I would like to dedicate this next song to Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band,” said Noel Gallagher just before the second public airing of Wonderwall in the last few days. While brother Liam’s Beady Eye were murdering the song at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, here it was fuss-free, stripped to the bone, and entirely wonderful. Either feuding sibling could have… Read more →