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Noel Gallagher denies coinciding new album release with Liam’s

By | Published on Thursday 23 November 2017

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Noel Gallagher has denied the suggestion that he and brother Liam co-ordinated the release of their new albums in order to boost publicity.

In an interview with Vulture, the journalist noted how the two records ended up being released quite close to each other, and added “if you didn’t co-ordinate this with Liam, it was pretty lucky timing” adding that “you two have a pretty good racket going, publicity-wise”.

“It’s actually not [a good racket], not for me anyway, no”, replied Noel. “It’s slightly annoying. My shit is not reacting. It’s not reactionary on that level to anybody’s. When your record’s ready, it goes, and that’s the end of it, and if it’s near to the other fellow’s, then that’s it. I don’t give a fuck whether he puts his album out the same day as mine. I will thank him for promoting my record, though, and it’s not even out yet”.

Technically Noel is denying there that he wrote an album in reaction to Liam writing one, which isn’t what anyone said. And given that earlier in the interview they discuss his recent comment that his brother sounds like “Adele shouting into a bucket” on his new songs, it’s hard to claim that he’s not reacted since.

Liam isn’t the only person involved in his record to get a dressing down either. Asked what he thinks of Greg Kurstin, who has written and produced numerous hits, and worked on several songs on Liam’s ‘As You Were’ album, Noel said: “If Greg Kurstin ever needs me to teach him how to write a fucking song, he should give me a call, because what I’ve heard’s embarrassing”.

For balance, it’s worth noting that everything released off the new Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album so far is fucking dreadful.