Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds played an hour-long set for an exclusive Apple film about their new album ‘Who Built The Moon’ at York Hall last night (November 1). Showcasing three previously unplayed song from the forthcoming third album, Noel also dived into his back catalogue to pull out several Oasis favourites as well as High Flying Birds hits.

The film, entitled On the Record: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds — Who Built The Moon?, is due for release on Apple Music on November 24. Here’s how the show played out. 

“This is cutting-edge shit”

Hitting a stage imbued with a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ feel by psychedelic ’60s carnival artwork on the synths and a caped flautist called Charlotte, Noel charged into recent Vaccines-like glam single ‘Holy Mountain’ in front of an amp stack draped in a Manchester City flag. He then debuted a psych rock new album track ‘It’s A Beautiful World’, featuring Charlotte playing the now famous scissor solo first seen on Later With Jools Holland the previous night. “Someone said to me ‘what’s with the scissors?” Noel said later in the show, “and I said ‘this is cutting-edge shit’.”