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The Wit & Wisdom Of Noel Gallagher

As Noel Gallagher prepares to take to Glasgow’s Bellahouston stage this weekend with his High Flying Birds, we revisit some of his most memorable quips and quotes. Never one to shy away from stating his opinion, read on for The older Brother Gallagher’s thoughts on drugs, music, the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and his love for Liam . . .


“Until you’ve actually thrown a television set out of a window, you don’t know the sense of joy that that brings” – on the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle” 

“Yeah, I got stuck in with the drugs. Well, that’s the difference between the working classes and the middle classes. The middle class experiment with drugs while the working class get stuck in” 

“I love our kid. Just not as much as I love Pot Noodles” 

“I’m not interested in making money. It’s just that with my talent, I’m cursed with it” 

“If there were gold medals for taking drugs for England, I would have won a shitload” 

Take That’s Howard Donald said in a documentary that he hears voices at night, willing him to fail. To fail at what? You don’t do anything, Howard . . .”

“I’m not giving my records away for free. If nobody fuckin’ buys them, then . . . They’re not going out for free”

“If you’re given a blank cheque to record an album and as much studio time as you want you’re hardly gonna be focused. There’s a pub round the corner and Kentucky Fried Chicken, you just get lazy.”

“What inspires me to write music? It’s just what I do, and I’m fucking brilliant at it”

“I did drugs for 18 years and I never got that bad as to say, ‘You know what? I think The Kaiser Chiefs are brilliant!”

“Is it rock ‘n’ roll to be two hours late? Depends on what he was doing in those two hours, was he snorting coke off prostitutes? Or was he playing bridge?”

“Rock ‘n’ roll is gone at the minute. But it’ll never die”

“If you’re number one in the charts now, it automatically means you must be shit”

“This guy came up to me from some band and he said that ‘Man, I’d hate to be you right now, no privacy at all’ and I was thinking, ‘Sure thing man, I have a fucking Rolls Royce, a million dollars in the bank, a fucking mansion and my own jet and you think you’d feel sorry for me? What are you? I’d hate to be you, broke as hell living in the dole.’

“If I ever get to the moon, I’ll probably just stand on the moon and go, ‘Hmm, fair enough, gotta go home now”

“I can’t write songs about being unemployed and young. I’m a rock star and a millionaire. It won’t be honest”

“I know I’ve got Irish blood because I wake up every day with a fuckin’ hangover”

“I’m not really bothered ’cause I won’t be there. I don’t give a shit” (On his funeral)





Gutter Gig Guide : 24/08/2016

Gigs This Week

Californian rockers, Eagles of Death Metal are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom tonight (Thursday 25th August 2016). The band, who formed in 1998, released their fourth studio offering, “Zipper Down” last year; it features a few remastered tracks from their debut LP, “Honkey Kong” as well as a Duran Duran cover.

Glasgow Summer Sessions will be returning to Bellahouston Park this weekend for shows on both Friday (26th) and Saturday (27th August 2016). Friday’s headliner is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds along with special guest, Richard Ashcroft as well as additional support from Frightened Rabbit and Circa Waves. Since splitting with brother Liam and disbanding Oasis in 2010, Noel has released two solo LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Chasing Yesterday”.

Glasgow’s Oran Mor play host to Blazin’ Fiddles on Friday (26th August 2016), a contemporary Scottish fiddle band from The Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Since forming in 1998, they have release seven studio LPs to date independently via their own record label and scooped numerous awards, most recently, “Folk Band Of The Year 2013/14”.

Psychedelic electronic band, Silver Apples are at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Friday (26th August 2016). The band, from New York, initially formed in 1967 and have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being 1998’s “Decatur”.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut play host to Scottish alt-rock trio, Twin Heart on Friday (26th August 2016). The band, from Kilmarnock, formed in 2014 and released their EP, “Progress : Decline” last month.

Saturday will see Scotland’s very own, Biffy Clyro claim the stage with special guests Fall Out Boy, Wolf Alice and Cage the Elephant. The trio released their latest album “Ellipsis” earlier this year with both lead single “Wolves of Winter” and second single, “Animal Style” sampling the heavier rock side the record has to offer. Fall Out Boy’s latest record “American Beauty/American Psycho” was released last year and features the hugely successful single, “Centuries” as well as title track and “Irresistible”.

After a string of shows in Edinburgh last week, DJ Tom Loud is bringing his famous Hot Dub Time Machine party to the O2 ABC in Glasgow on Saturday (27th August 2016). Since starting the club night in 2011, it has been a huge success with party-goers across the globe.

Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to The Ronains on Saturday (27th August 2016). The band, from Glasgow, are fast becoming known for their blend of classic rock, glam and grunge.

Homegrown band, The Fast Camels celebrate the launch of new album, “Tales Of The Unexpected” on Saturday (27th August 2016) at Glasgow 02 ABC. The band, from Rutherglen, formed in 2005 and have gained a strong live following thanks to their explosive blend of 60s-inspired psychedelia and power pop.

Japanese electronicore band, Crossfaith are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh’s Studio 24 this Monday (29th August 2016). Since forming in 2006, the band, from Osaka in Japan, have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Xeno”.

Homegrown heroes, The Jesus & Mary Chain are giving Scottish fans a double dose of their “Greatest Hits” when they play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Tuesday (30th) and Wednesday (31st August 2016). The band, who consist of brothers Jim and William Reid, formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band are currently recording their first studio LP since 1998.

Just Announced

Bullet For My Valentine will be touring this Winter, with support from Killswitch Engage and Cane Hill, including dates at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on 30th November 2016 and The Ironworks in Inverness on 1st December 2016. The Welsh heavy metal band released their fifth studio album, “Venom” last year and the tour will see them play their 2005 debut album “The Poison” in full.

Tickets are available now

You Me At Six have announced a UK Tour for October, which will see the band play at Inverness’ The Ironworks on the 17th. with support from fellow rockers, Vant. Along with the tour announcement, the Surrey-based band unveiled that their next LP will be titled, “Night People” and is due for release on Friday 13th January 2017.

Tickets are available now

State Champs will be crossing the pond next March to play a show at Glasgow’s Garage on the 14th. The New Yorkers released their second studio LP, “Around the World And Back” last year, which includes the singles, “Secrets”, “All You Are Is History” and “Losing Myself”.

Tickets are available now

Ellie Goulding Presents, “Still Falling For You”

Pop superstar, Ellie Goulding has unveiled brand new track, “Still Falling For You” lifted from the forthcoming soundtrack to Bridget Jones’ Baby.

Goulding released her third studio effort, “Delirium” in November 2015; it features the UK number one single, “Love Me Like You Do”, taken from the motion picture soundtrack to “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. “Delirium” followed 2012’s “Halcyon Days” and her 2010 debut LP, “Lights”.

“Bridget Jones’ Baby” is the long-awaited third part of The Bridget Jones Saga which is due for release next month and sees Renee Zellwegger reprise her iconic role and we find Bridget newly single again, but pregnant . . . with only 50% certainty of who the father is! Colin Firth is back as Mark Darcy, while Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson co-star.

Goulding has clocked up three UK number one singles to date and has shifted over 30 million albums worldwide.

“Still Falling For You” is available now

“Bridget Jones’ Baby” is in cinemas on Friday 16th September 2016



Kings Of Leon Hint At New LP, “Walls”

Kings Of Leon have hinted at their forthcoming seventh studio album with a teaser posted online.

The family band, from Nashville, Tennessee, consists of brothers, Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and cousin, Matthew. Since forming in 2000, the Southern rockers have gained mainstream success via their albums to date, particularly their fourth offering, “Only By The Night”, which spawned their first UK number one single, “Sex On Fire” as well as sold out tours and festival headline slots.

The video teaser posted on Twitter yesterday features all six albums titles to date, before teasing that “7 is coming” with a caption below suggesting that their seventh album may be called, “Walls”. The album will be their first release since 2013’s “Mechanical Bull”.


You Me At Six Announce Fifth Album + UK Tour

Alt-rockers, You Me At Six have unveiled plans for album number five and a UK Tour this October.

The band, from Surrey, formed in 2004 and dropped their debut album, “Take Off Your Colours”, which spawned the singles, “Save It For The Bedroom”, “Finders Keepers” and Kiss And Tell”

The band recorded their forthcoming fifth LP at Nashville’s Black Bird Studios with Grammy award-winning producer, Jacquire King, known for his work with Kings Of Leon and James Bay. The as-of-yet untitled LP is scheduled for release in early 2017. The LP follows 2014’s “Cavalier Youth” which scored the band their first UK number one album.

You Me At Six have announced plans to hit the UK Tour circuit in October; kicking off at Bristol’s 02 Academy (4th), before making stops including, Brangwyn Hall in Swansea (6th), The Academy in Dublin (10th), Oxford’s 02 Academy (14th), Inverness’ Ironworks (17th) Middlesbrough’s Empire (21st) and London’s 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, among others.

Tickets are available now

Crystal Fighters Drop New Single, “All Night”

London-born band, Crystal Fighters have dropped a taste of things to come with brand new track, “All Night”, taken from their forthcoming LP.

Since forming in 2007, the band, known for their blend of electronic synth-pop and folk-fused indie, have released two studio albums to date, their 2010 debut, “Star Of Love” which dropped in October 2010 and the 2013’s follow-up, “Cave Rave”.

Crystal Fighters will be out in support of their yet to be named third studio effort across the UK in November; kicking off at London’s Brixton Academy (11th), before stopping off in Bristol Academy (12th), Brighton’s Dome (14th), Manchester’s Albert Hall (17th) and concluding at Liverpool’s Academy (18th).

Tickets are available now


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