Ex-Oasis star, Noel Gallagher has announced that his new band High Flying Birds will be releasing new material in the shape of a 5-track EP called ‘Black Star Dancing’ on June 14th, and the title track is available now.
The new music is in time for the band’s upcoming summer tour, and as Gallagher puts it: “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.” In more detail he explained that the new track bounces along on a funky disco beat as he whispers “If not for the mountains/ Tell me who would stand tall/ It’s the money you’re counting/ And I hope you got it all/ Nature is dancing/ And it makes me sweat,” He added: “Anyway, it’s ‘dope’ … not my words, but the words of Nile Rodgers who literally danced in the studio when he heard it!”
The EP includes the title track.plus two remixes of it, as well as the songs “Rattling Rose” and “Sail On.”
The High Flying Birds kick off a series of sold-out intimate shows in the UK and Ireland and then head out for a series of festivals and a month-long co-headlining North American tour with the Smashing Pumpkins that hits the road on Aug. 8th in Camden, New Jersey.
Check out the track “Black Star Dancing” below: