Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Unveil New Track ‘Dead To The World’
Listen Here / Watch The Lyric Video Here
Taken From The Forthcoming New Album ‘Council Skies’
Out 2nd June 2023 (on Sour Mash Records)
Available to Pre-Order Now Here
UK & American Tour Dates This Summer + European Dates To Follow
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today release ‘Dead To The World’, a remarkable new track taken from the eagerly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Council Skies’, due for release on 2nd June 2023 (via Sour Mash Records). Listen here and watch the lyric video here.
The epic ‘Dead To The World’ is “by some distance my favourite tune on the album,” Noel says. “It has this film noir vibe. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever done before. It’s very melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet somewhere in the middle and turn that into music.”
The release of ‘Dead To The World’ follows fan excitement as mysterious orchestral clips filmed by Noel himself at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London emerged on social media at the beginning of the year. Watch here.
‘Dead To The World’ is one of several songs on the album that boast strings arranged by the hugely talented Rosie Danvers, a long-time High Flying Birds collaborator. Noel says “Rosie gets what I do. Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road… that’s one of the great privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”
Recent singles taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Easy Now’, were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions by fans and media alike, including significant national radio support. Earlier this month Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released The Cure’s Robert Smith’s remix of ‘Pretty Boy’ , taking the single to a new spaced-out dimension.
‘Council Skies’ is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats, which also include a stunning live session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ will be included with all album pre-orders via the official store.
Following the announcement of shows at an array of UK & Irish outdoor venues & festivals, including a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park in August, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have confirmed a 26-date North American tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage. The live dates begin in tandem with the release of ‘Council Skies’ June 2nd and run throughout the summer – with more shows to be announced soon.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play the following outdoor headline UK & Irish shows this summer;
21 July Buckinghamshire – Pennfest
23 July Nottingham, Wollaton Park – Splendour In The Park Festival
28 July London, Crystal Palace Bowl – South Facing Festival
30 July Brighton, On The Beach
04 August Bingley Weekender
05 August Saffron Waldon, Essex – Audley End
19 August Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle
20 August Sedgefield, Co Durham – Hardwick Festival
24 August Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park
26 August Manchester, Wythenshawe Park
27 August Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
01 September Sheffield, Don Valley Bowl – Rock N Roll Circus
Tickets available now here