Noel Gallagher returns with new single Pretty Boy

31 October 2022, 12:58 | Updated: 31 October 2022, 13:29

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Noel Gallagher has returned with a new single for 2023. Picture: Matt Crockett

By Jenny Mensah

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new single Pretty Boy is our Radio X Record of the Week. Listen to it here.

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Noel Gallagher has shared his new single, Pretty Boy.

The infectious, riff-driven song - which features The Smiths' legend Johnny Marr on guitar - is the first cut to be taken from the former Oasis rocker's forthcoming studio album.

Listen to the track, which is our Radio X Record of the week, below:

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Pretty Boy (Official Lyric Video)

Noel said of the song and his upcoming new album: “For this new record it was the first thing I wrote, the first thing I demoed and the first thing I finished, so it’s only right that it’s the first thing people get to hear.

"Massive shout out to my mainest man Johnny Marr for taking it somewhere special. Oh ... and watch out for a cameo from me in the video … first one to spot me wins a bag of Flamin’ Hot Wotsits Giants!!”

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ previous studio album Who Built The Moon? was released in 2017, hitting the top spot on the UK Album Chart on the week of its release.

Since them, Noel has released a series of three critically acclaimed multi-genre EPs and his first solo greatest hits collection, Back the Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011 - 2011), which celebrated a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

This summer saw Noel complete a UK-wide tour of outdoor shows, culminating with an epic set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ fourth studio album will be released next year, with further details to be revealed soon.

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