Noel Gallagher Announces Pair of Solo Albums

Noel Gallagher Announces Pair of Solo Albums
After nearly a year's worth of rumours and misinformation, former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher has finally announced his debut solo album.

A press conference earlier today (July 6) had the musician revealing his upcoming full-length, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The UK rocker will unleash the record in his homeland October 17 on his own Sour Mash Records. The disc will drop on this side of the pond on November 8.

Speaking with the press, Gallagher admitted that, despite his rock chops, this "isn't a Guitar Hero album." He apparently doesn't even deliver a guitar solo until track six. The record instead focuses on an eclectic mix of instruments, from steel guitar and double bass to the out-there wind instrument known as the electric kettle.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds was tracked in London and Los Angeles throughout 2010 and 2011 by producer Dave Sardy (who also produced Oasis's 2008 set Dig Out Your Soul).

While details have yet to be announced, Gallagher will be backed by a full band, his High Flying Birds as it were, on forthcoming tour dates. More details on that tour are expected to be announced in the near future.

If that weren't enough to whet your whistle, Gallagher has also announced a second set of material to drop sometime soon. The musician recently collaborated for a full album's worth of songs with dance outfit Amorphous Androgynous. The as-yet-untitled album is expected to drop sometime next year.