Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release new single and music video ‘Easy Now’, taken from the forthcoming album Council Skies available 6/2. Infused with psychedelia, the track gently swells and is beautifully framed by backing vocals and waves of organ chords.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds also reveal details of forthcoming album ‘Council Skies’, released on 2nd June via Sour Mash Records and available to pre-order now. Available on CD, LP, HD Digital, 3LP and 2CD Deluxe limited-edition formats featuring remixes by The Cure’s Robert Smith, and Pet Shop Boys.
‘Council Skies’ was recorded at Noel’s own Lone Star Sound Recording Studios in London, with the album’s lusciously orchestrated strings recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Produced by Noel with long-time collaborator Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, the album also features performances from Johnny Marr on three tracks, including recent single ‘Pretty Boy’. ‘Council Skies’ takes its title from a book by revered northern illustrator and friend of Noel, artist Pete McKee. It covers themes of youthful yearning, and unbridled ambition.
Speaking of the album, Noel says: “It’s going back to the beginning. Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be … that’s as true to me now as it was in the early ‘90s. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that,” he says. “Top of the Pops on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be. I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way.”
Just Announced: Noel Gallagher’s US Tour with Garbage!
June 2 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
June 3 – Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
June 6 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
June 10 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
June 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
June 15 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver
June 17 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 18 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
June 21 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
June 22 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 25 – Franklin, TN @ FirstBank Amphitheater
June 27 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 28 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
June 29 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
July 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 3 – Toronto, OH @ Budweiser Stage (without Metric)
July 6 – Clarkson, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
July 8 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 10 – New York, NY @ Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
July 13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann
July 15 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway