It has been noted that CamelPhat member Dave Whelan recently revealed that the duo previously worked on a track with Noel Gallagher that remains unreleased via Far Out Magazine.
While CamelPhat worked with Gallagher on the song ‘Not Over Yet’ from their debut album, Dark Matter, released in 2020, another track was produced, which is reportedly still “sitting there”.
Whelan told The Daily Star:
“We also did a great track with Noel that sounds like when The Beatles went to India. It features a sitar we recorded with a very talented Israeli musician.”
It is noted that the collaboration occurred in lockdown, but whether it will see the light of day after three years on the backburner remains uncertain. Whelan explained:
“Noel’s vocal isn’t complete. He was happy if we got another vocalist in to finish the track, and we tried.”
“We used five different vocalists, but it’s only Noel’s voice that sounds right. For now, the track is sitting there. We’re happy if Noel wants to finish it for his own music or if he finishes it for us – we’ll respect Noel’s decision whatever.”
Dark Matter featured plenty of collaborations between CamelPhat and popular artists, from Jake Bugg to Elderbrook and Yannis Philippakis from Foals.
Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher recently stated that the band’s much-praised sound is owed to the unremarkable gear he and his bandmates had access to. He went on to note how it was the only gear they could scrounge at the time. In addition to striking a remarkable balance between simplicity and raw emotions, original recordings of Oasis songs like “Supersonic” and “Live Forever” definitely also had a unique DIY charm to them.