Noel Gallagher has recently talked to NME about his next album and projects for the months after the end of the tour.
What are you thinking about your new record? Next year?
“Well, I’m halfway through making a record now. I’ll be back in during May when I have some time. Then I’ll get it finished by Christmas, hopefully. That is absolutely best-case scenario, that it’s done in time for Christmas and I’ll be able to sit on my arse for three months at the start of 2017, watching Man City’s glorious run to football domination.”
What can you tell us about the album?
“I don’t like talking about it till it’s finished, because many a record was bought and sold of people saying ‘This is my Sgt Pepper’ and then you hear it and you think, ‘What the fuck are you on about?’ But what I will say is that I am doing something different this time, to amuse myself – I am writing in the studio for the first time. As a rule I’ve not allowed myself to go in with any completed songs, so I am writing in there, it’s happening all around me during the day.
“That process can be quite frustrating, but the results are speaking for themselves at the moment. Usually I’ll go in, play a song, record an acoustic version of it and then I’ll think of something and we’ll head toward it. Everything we do is a forward motion toward that point. When you’re writing in the studio you don’t know where you’re going, so the flavour of it all can constantly shift. It’s a bit chaotic but the end results are great so far.”
Will it be ready by this time next year, do you think?
“Hang on a fucking minute. Best case scenario is I get it finished this year and it’s out this time next year, but best case scenario has a habit of going tits up and I won’t finish it this year and I’ll still be working on it this time next year. You never know.”