The funky bass groove that opens “This Is The Place,” the new single released by longtime Oasis songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher, might throw fans a bit off guard on first listen.
With his Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds project’s latest direction, the Britpop icon is definitely veering a bit away from his roots and trying more poppy, dance-oriented material.
The song is the title track off a new EP scheduled for release on September 27. It’ll be the second EP from Gallagher since June’s Black Star Dancing EP, which also featured some more groove-oriented tracks than his typical singer/songwriter territory covered on past albums.
In addition to the title track, the This Is The Place EP will also feature new songs titled “A Dream Is All I Need To Get By” and “Evil Flower,” with remixes of the tracks making up the rest of the EP.
Of course, Noel’s estranged brother/ex-Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher is readying a new album of his own, as the two brothers vie for headlines and news space against each other. Remarking about his more experimental dabblings to the Guardian in a new chat, Noel essentially said Liam held him back from such endeavors with Oasis:
“Liam famously said to me one night ‘I don’t like quirky, weird things,’” said Gallagher. “I was like ‘Oh, OK, well this is going to be fun, then…’”
Catch Noel and his band alongside Smashing Pumpkins and AFI on a big tour starting up soon:
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Friday, August 09, 2019 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Monday, August 19, 2019 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Friday, August 23, 2019 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP F
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Sunday, August 25, 2019 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thursday, August 29, 2019* Irvine, CA Five Points Amphitheater
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre