Noel Gallagher announces debut solo album

Noel Gallagher today announced details of his debut solo album at a London press conference. The former Oasis songsmith revealed his eagerly-awaited debut LP will be titled High Flying Birds, and will be released through his own Sour Mash label on October 17.
Not only that, but Gallagher also discussed a second album being released in 2012, in partnership with dance duo Amorphous Androgynous, who did a 20-plus mix of Oasis’ last single ‘Falling Down’. High Flying Birds will also be promoted with an October tour (dates to be announced shortly), and Gallagher has launched a website, plus Facebook and Twitter pages.
The track listing for the album includes ‘(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine’, which had previously been mooted to appear on Oasis’ swansong Dig Out Your Soul. The full listing for the album is: Everybody’s On the Run; Dream On; If I Had a Gun; The Death of You and Me; …Record Machine; AKA…What a Life; Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks; AKA…Broken Arrow; (Stranded On) the Wrong Beach.
‘The Death of You and Me’ is rumoured to be the first single, of which will be released sometime in the summer. The record was produced in Los Angeles with regular cohort Dave Sardy. Although no genre or styles have been discussed, You Me at Six singer Josh Franceschi recently tweeted: “Can hear Noel blasting tunes from the studio next door. Absolutely mental.”