Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release a brand new single – ‘Black Star Dancing’. The single, which is produced by Noel, is taken from the EP of the same name released on 14th June, the same date that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Isle of Wight Festival.
Noel says of the single: "It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top FFS! ... I might have been watching too much Top Of The Pops recently ... anyway, it's ‘dope’ ... not my words, but the words of Nile Rodgers who literally danced in the studio when he heard it!”
Listen to the single ‘Black Star Dancing’- BELOW:
Featuring new kaleidoscopic artwork by Gareth Halliday, the EP includes 2 new tracks ‘Rattling Rose’ and ‘Sail On’, a 12” mix of ‘Black Star Dancing’ plus a remix by London-based French DJ/producer Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex.
The full EP track-listing is:
1. Black Star Dancing
2. Rattling Rose
3. Sail On
4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix)
5. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
The release of the new single and EP announcement comes as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds prepare to embark on a short run of sold out intimate live shows across the UK and Ireland. The 11-piece line-up will then follow these dates with a host of headline festival appearances across the summer. The shows, which also include a huge homecoming gig at Manchester’s Heaton Park, will give fans the chance to hear the new material for the first time.
The live dates in full are:
7th May EDINBURGH, Playhouse SOLD OUT
8th May LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru SOLD OUT
9th May LONDON, The London Palladium SOLD OUT
11th May HULL, Bonus Arena SOLD OUT
24th May CARDIFF, Cardiff Castle
25th May NEWCASTLE, This Is Tomorrow Festival, Exhibition Park
26th May NORWICH, Sunday Sessions, Earlham Park
7th June MANCHESTER, Heaton Park
8th June INVERNESS, Bught Park
14th June ISLE OF WIGHT, Isle of Wight Festival
16th June DUBLIN, Malahide Castle
30th June EXETER, Sunday Sessions, Powderham Castle
This release follows a hat-trick of Number 1 albums for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – most recently the Mercury-nominated ‘Who Built The Moon?’, which achieved gold certification less than two weeks after its release in 2017. It’s also a record-breaking 10 consecutive chart-topping studio albums in the UK for Noel.