24 May, 2016 - NME.com
Noel Gallagher's new album has been described as "fun" by the producer working with the former Oasis guitarist on the release.
Gallagher released 'Chasing Yesterday' in February 2015, his second album release with band the High Flying Birds. It followed on from their 2011 self-titled debut.
Speaking to NME recently, Noel said that he was "halfway" into work on the record and hopes to release it next year.
Now producer and electronic musician David Holmes has spoken to Gigwise, saying that "people are going to be surprised" by the "fun" feel of the record.
"It's going really good," Holmes said. "We're a good bit into it now, we've got nearly five tracks done now."
"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."
Holmes added: "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."
Earlier this month Noel Gallagher made an appeal to former nemesis Damon Albarn to include him on the next Gorillaz album.
Gallagher will play the following dates this summer:
Kendal Calling (July 28-31)
Y Not Festival (July 30)
Scarborough Open Air Theatre (August 3)
Lytham Green, Blackpool (August 4)
Glasgow Summer Sessions (August 26)
Victorious Festival, Portsmouth (August 28)
Singleton Park, Swansea (September 2)
Festival Number 6, Portmerion (September 4)
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