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Oasis: New Album Not Britpop. Jimmy Hill!
The Quietus , August 19th, 2008 14:06


Noel Gallagher has told the BBC that the new Oasis album Dig Out Your Soul will be a big change for the band. Stop me if you've heard this one before, etc.

Speaking to 6music, Gallagher said "It's not Britpop, let's put it that way. It's not our usual thing. It's just really exciting, three of the tracks have got two drummers on, me and Zak playing drums. Some of it sounds a bit glam. There's no pop singles on it. I'd be amazed if anything else gets on the radio past the first single." Aha.

Noel went on to blame any luddite tendencies on the new record on his little brother: "There's a kind of piano-y, John Lennon-y obligatory plod-away song in the middle, which Liam wrote," he told the Beeb, "and that's to break up the two sides which are pretty intense, and it's full-on from the start to finish."

Dig Out Your Soul is released on October 6th. So we shouldn't expect layers of ponderous guitars, tired Beatlisms and gormless braggadocio delivered via Liam Gallagher's meat-rendering-plant vocals.