FilmReleased today, Blue Moon Rising is the third and final of the EPs released by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds between 2019 and 2020, written and recorded in-part in Abbey Road's Gatehouse Studio.
“How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica, the Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley and The Wailers is literally beyond me,” Gallagher explains. “Oh, and it’s not about City by the way.” On this EP, Gallagher combines palm-muted guitar riffs with some of the most danceable drums in his long career. The High Flying Birds have migrated into synth-disco pop that resembles the likes of Nile Rodgers and CHIC.The accompanying video for Blue Moon Rising portrays Gallagher’s departure from his usual style of music. Directed by Dan Cadan and Jonathon Mowatt, the clip features a multitude of different influences. In a recent interview with Guitar.com, when discussing the negative reaction among fans regarding Gallagher’s new music, he said: “I don’t really care. I’m not really making music for them, am I?”
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Blue Moon RisingThe EP features new songs including recent single Wandering Star, written and recorded in-part in our Gatehouse studio, engineered by Paul Stacey and Emre Ramazanoglu with Abbey Road assistant engineer Daniel Hayden. The EP is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl formats now.
The full EP track-listing is:
1. Blue Moon Rising
2. Wandering Star
3. Come On Outside
4. Blue Moon Rising (The Reflex Revision)
5. Blue Moon Rising (7” Mix)
A run of new UK live shows for March 2020 were recently announced. . Tickets for all three shows are available now from noelgallagher.com/live.
The live dates in full are:
24th March O2 Apollo, Manchester
25th March O2 Apollo, Manchester
27th March Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, London
18th June Thetford Forest, Suffolk
19th June Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire
21st June Kenwood House, London
24th June Bristol Sounds, Bristol
26th June Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire