Noel Gallagher reveals new album is scheduled for release May 2023

Noel Gallagher has teased his new High Flying Birds album will drop in May 2023.

The former Oasis frontman surprised fans last week by releasing the lead single ‘Pretty Boy’, and during a discussion about his favourite football team, Man City, the 55-year-old rocker let slip when the next High Flying Birds album will be out.

Noel said “The team is doing good, we’re having a good season.

“Hopefully we will be in Istanbul around when my new album is out next May, so that would be good.

“It would be absolutely perfect. That’s the time of my birthday so it could well be the best birthday ever.

“I can’t say what the album is called yet though.”

Noel praised Johnny for taking the tune “somewhere special”.

He said in a statement: “For this new record it was the first thing I wrote, the first thing I demoed and the first thing I finished, so it’s only right that it’s the first thing people get to hear. Massive shout out to my mainest man Johnny Marr for taking it somewhere special.”

Noel, who is reluctant to feature in his own music promos, also teased: “Oh … and watch out for a cameo from me in the video … first one to spot me wins a bag of Flamin’ Hot Wotsits Giants!!”

The new record will be the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Who Built The Moon?’.

Meanwhile, the ‘Some Might Say’ hitmaker also revealed he’d like to follow in his pal Johnny’s footsteps and record a James Bond theme.

He said: “I would love to do a James Bond theme tune . . . and maybe some porn movies. I’m up for anything.”

The former Smiths guitarist – who plays lead guitar on ‘Pretty Boy’ – is featured on Billie Eilish’s 2021 Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Johnny are set to play London’s South Facing Festival at Crystal Palace Bowl on July 28, 2023.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday (11.11.22) at 10am via

Noel Gallagher will ‘never say never’ to Oasis reunion

The 55-year-old singer – who left the group in August 2009 after insisting he “could not go on working” with his brother Liam Gallagher “a day longer” – admitted he isn’t against the idea of teaming up with his sibling again, but it “would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances”
He said: “You should never say never, [but] it would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances.

“That’s not to say that those circumstances would never come about.”

When asked how he and 50-year-old Liam are getting on, he replied: “Oh, brilliantly, yeah. Genuinely, yeah.

“He [Liam] has taken a year out apparently to find himself.”

But in October, Noel insisted there is “no point” reuniting Oasis, because the Britpop band sells “as many records now” as they did during their 90s heyday.

When asked if they would ever reform, he quipped: “Er, would you go on holiday with your ex-missus?
“As funny as this sounds. Oasis sell as many records now per year as we did when we were together. We’re as popular now in the eyes of the people as we ever were. And I’m happy with it. “

The Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds frontman admitted “there’s no point” to getting back together as everyone is thriving – including his estranged brother Liam, who sold out Knebworth last summer after their iconic 1996 shows – since they left the group behind.

Noel said: “If we got back together there would be a circus – and there’s no point. Just leave it as it is. I’m happy. He’s [Liam Gallagher] doing his thing. He’s still selling out Knebworth. It’s like, mate, good luck to you, do you know what I mean?”

Last year, Liam said the ‘Definitely, Maybe’ band – who have sold more than 70 million albums across the world – “should never have split up” and he would “love” them to get back together after their 2009 break up.

The 50-year-old singer said: “If it happens, it happens. But I’m quite happy doing [my solo career]. We should never have split up, but we did, and this is where we’re at.”

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