David Holmes: Noel Gallagher’s new LP is ‘fun’ and will ‘surprise people’

Noel Gallagher @ Liverpool Echo Arena, April 2016. (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Noel Gallagher @ Liverpool Echo Arena, April 2016. (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Noel Gallagher is taking a step up from the contemplative, mid-tempo nature of last year’s ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ album according to his next solo album’s producer David Holmes.

Speaking to Gigwise, Holmes acknowledged fans’ desire for a ‘really big, uptempo’ record in the future, and echoed comments made by Gallagher himself this year in saying his main job is to assist the Oasis legend in realising ‘a different way of working’.

“We’re a good bit into it now, we’ve got nearly five tracks done now,” he said. “People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, uptempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is quite fun.”

“It’s not for me to say what it sounds like, it’s his record – I’m just helping him try to realise a different way of working and stuff. You’re going to have to wait and see. He’s a brilliant guitar player and he’s really getting into guitar pedals and stuff. He’s got two great ears.”

2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’ isn’t quite permanently in the past yet; Gallagher has summer shows coming up including a visit to New York in July and festival headlines at Y Not and Glasgow’s Summer Sessions.

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