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Noel Gallagher is working on 'Bowie-influenced' new album

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If there's one man you can rely on for a great quote, it's Noel Gallagher.

He's managed to surpassed himself once again during an interview with Rolling Stone, during which he reveals that he's in the studio already working on a follow up to his second solo album, 2015's Chasing Yesterday. It also seems that he's been embracing the spirit of the Starman during his latest sessions.

He told the magazine, "I'm in the studio at the minute, I'm in the middle of fucking about. I'm doing some stuff that, this time in particular, will get really, properly ignored in America. I don't just mean ignored like the rest of 'em. I mean properly ignored. That's what I'm aiming for: total, total anonymity. I'm sick and tired of being in New York and being pestered by one person a month. That's gotta fucking stop."

Discussing his Bowie influence, he said, "There's a line in In the Heat of the Morning (a Bowie track from 1967), I listened to it the other day, thinking, 'Oh, I've subconsciously used that in some of my new stuff.' Amazing!"

He also admits to using a part of 1973 song The Jean Genie in another idea he's working on, saying "I've nicked a little bit of that. The 'woo-hoo!' You'll hear that sooner or later in one of my tracks."

Overall, he declares: "I remain fucking totally awesome. In 2016, I'm as awesome as I was in the back end of 2015. My hair is impeccable; it's not showing any signs of thinning, at all. I'm fuckin' thriving. Thriving!"

Gallagher had previously said of his new recordings: "From what I’ve done at the moment, sonically it sounds different, but it will still be very melodic and all that. It's a new way of working for me, and I'm finding it very difficult, or very slow. So it's like writing and recording as you go along, so there's no sitting down writing all the songs and then going to record them, you're kind of doing that in the studio, so that takes a lot longer, but the results at the moment are quite good."

Meanwhile, both Gallagher brothers were happy with the news of Pep Guardiola's impending arrival at their team Manchester City, with both Liam and Noel taking to Twitter in an unusual burst of activity:

Perhaps they can bond over Pep and sort out that long-awaited Oasis reunion at some point, eh?

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