In an interview with NME, Liam reflects on past Oasis efforts – chiefly 1997’s ‘Be Here Now‘ – to talk up Beady Eye’s second LP, in doing so highlighting an emotional bond with the group, wrenched from him when brother Noel Gallagher permanently walked away in 2009, that the singer still holds.
“I’m not saying it’s better than ‘Be Here Now’ or it’s going to be this or that – I love ‘Be Here Now’, I won’t have a bad word said about it but when you’re selling 20 million records, you’ve got people there going, ‘Oh let’s just chuck out that formula again’,” Liam remarks on the new album. “So I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t ever do it. But this fucking record: we’ve booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world.”
Liam has also reflected on the fortunes of Beady Eye’s 2011 debut ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding‘ which, despite a generally positive response from critics, struggled to deliver any subsequent commercial success.
“Maybe it was too quick after Oasis, but you can blame it on this, you can blame it on that,” he continues. “At the end of the day people just didn’t fucking buy it, they didn’t get it, it didn’t connect, so back to the drawing board.”
Beady Eye have brought the substantial talents of producer Dave Sitek into the studio with them this time round, and are expected to release their new album in the May of this year.