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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to release new album ‘Council Skies’ in June

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release new album ‘Council Skies’ on 2nd June 2023 via Sour Mash Records.

The album will be available on CD, LP, HD Digital, 3LP and 2CD Deluxe limited-edition formats. Fans can pre-order it now.

‘Council Skies’ sees Gallagher reclaiming his past and paying homage to his Mancunian roots. His fourth solo record is framed by confidence, risk-taking, surefooted creative freedom, and great emotional depth.

The latest single from the album, ‘Easy Now’, has just been released and you can watch the music video below:

The video features Milly Alcock, who recently starred as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the HBO smash hit series ‘and Golden Globe winning ‘House of the Dragon’ plus a cameo from Gallagher himself. The clip was directed by Colin Solal Cardo.

‘Council Skies’ was recorded at Gallagher’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 Gallagher with long-time collaborator Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, the album also features performances from Johnny Marr on three tracks, including recent single ‘Pretty Boy’.

Speaking of the album, Gallagher 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.”

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Council Skies
Credit: Sour Mash Records

The ‘Council Skies’ tracklist is:

  1. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
  2. Pretty Boy
  3. Dead To The World
  4. Open The Door, See What You Find
  5. Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
  6. Easy Now
  7. Council Skies
  8. There She Blows!
  9. Love Is A Rich Man
  10. Think Of A Number
  11. Bonus Track – We’re Gonna Get There In The End

Deluxe Album Tracklist:

Disc 1:

  1. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
  2. Pretty Boy
  3. Dead To The World
  4. Open The Door, See What You Find
  5. Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
  6. Easy Now
  7. Council Skies
  8. There She Blows!
  9. Love Is A Rich Man
  10. Think Of A Number

Disc 2:

  1. Don’t Stop…
  2. We’re Gonna Get There In The End
  3. Mind Games
  4. Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
  5. Dead To The World (Instrumental)
  6. Council Skies (Instrumental)
  7. Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
  8. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
  9. Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12” Remix)
  10. Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
  11. Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
  12. Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
  13. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
  14. Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

2023 UK Headline Shows

21 July, Buckinghamshire, PennFest

28 July, London, Crystal Palace Bowl

05 August, Saffron Waldon, Essex, Audley End

19 August, Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle

20 August, Sedgefield, Country Durham, Hardwick Festival

26 August, Manchester, Wythenshawe Park

Tickets available now here

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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