NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS unveil new track ‘Dead To The World’

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Credit: Matt Crockett

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). 

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.

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’ on 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 are available now here

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - ‘Council Skies’ Deluxe Album Tracklisting;

Disc 1:

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
Pretty Boy
Dead To The World
Open The Door, See What You Find
Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
Easy Now
Council Skies
There She Blows!
Love Is A Rich Man
Think Of A Number
Disc 2:

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