Noel Gallagher has crashed his younger brother’s album release by dropping a track today (October 9) from his third post-Oasis record as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Music Week cover star Liam Gallagher is set for a strong mid-week chart performance later today with his Warner Bros Records debut album, which benefited from a TV appearance on Graham Norton’s BBC One show on release day. Subscribers can read this week's magazine interview here.
Ahead of the November 24 release of Who Built The Moon? (Sour Mash/Ignition), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have issued Holy Mountain, the first hint of a more experimental, dance-oriented direction with producer and DJ David Holmes. The song features Paul Weller on organ.
Holy Mountain has already made No.12 on iTunes hours after its release. The track has so far received radio support from Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
“It was one of the first things David and I did on the first week of working together,” said Noel Gallagher. “I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single. There’s so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favourite pieces of music that I’ve ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it.”
The 12” vinyl release features Holy Mountain accompanied by an instrumental version of the track, while the b-side features Dead In The Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin).
The 2015 NGHFB album Chasing Yesterday, distributed by ADA, is certified platinum.
Noel Gallagher’s 12-date spring arena tour of the UK and Ireland follows a run of shows from Liam Gallagher this winter.