The former Oasis band member, Mr. Noel Gallagher, who has recently separated from his wife of more than a decade, is making headlines today with a remark that could be considered an insult to some, or a compliment to others. Whether or not Noel’s intentions are pure and innocent or vindictive and vile, or if he reforms Oasis, we’ll find out as we delve deeper.
As per Music Radar, Noel Gallagher has been speaking about the forthcoming release of High Flying Birds’ new album, Council Skies, and promises that the deluxe CD edition will be of special interest to Cure fans with the inclusion of Robert Smith’s remix of Pretty Boy. Noel is suggesting that the new remix sounds similar to that of 1980’s punk band, The Cure.
Pretty Boy was the second single shared by Noel Gallagher ahead of the album’s 2 June release through Sour Mash Records, and speaking to Huw Stephens of BBC Radio Wales, Gallagher says as soon as he was writing the track he recognised the parallels to The Cure.
And he’s right, right? There’s the nocturnal vibe, the post-punk bass guitar that recalls Seventeen Seconds-era Cure, propulsive and direct. That’s why it made perfect sense for Gallagher’s people to call Smith’s people and make a collaboration happen for disc two on a deluxe edition that finds an instrumental version of Pretty Boy sitting alongside a Pet Shop Boys remix of Think Of A Number and a David Holmes remix of I’m Not Giving Up Tonight.
Will Noel and Liam reform Oasis? Let us know below.