Oasis Plans New Album Full Of Hypnotic Grooves, But No Chemical Brothers?

Jun 25th, 2008 // 5 Comments

Noel Gallagher has big bold plans for Oasis’ upcoming album, Dig Up Your Soul. “I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight,” he tells the NME. “I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to–to feel.” Wow, just when you think these guys are going to be stuck repeating former glories, they come with something fresh, unprecedented and not remotely Beatlesque. That title, though…Dig Up Your Soul. It reminds me of another album title that went “Dig something something…word that rhymes with ‘Soul.’ ” Hmmm. I just can’t place it…

Oh, right! Dig Your Own Hole! The first of two Chemical Brothers albums where Noel Gallagher joined the duo on a zippy “Tomorrow Never Knows” rewrite. While those Oasis demos that leaked awhile back don’t promise anything as exciting, I’m hoping the titular homage to the highwater mark of “electronica” is intentional, and not a sign that they’ve gone from wantonly referencing the Beatles to wantonly referencing themselves. I’d love a whole album of this stuff.

Oasis exclusive: new album and single details announced [NME]
Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun [YouTube]
Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be [YouTube]

  1. Anonymous

    Wait…so Oasis is gonna make new music that sounds like …Kula Shaker?

  2. exposition

    Never find a bigger Oasis apologist than me, but I just can’t forgive that “How does it feel like?” lyric. Like nails on a goddamn chalkboard.

  3. Chris N.

    “Setting Sun” is one of the top five singles of the 1990s. This cannot be refuted.

  4. Tenno

    That was a great couple of years; when electronica seemed like it really was merging rock and electronic and we could all dip in whenever we wanted…

    Now we have fucking hardstyle and clownstep =(

  5. TheMojoPin

    Wow, I figured “Setting Sun” would kick remarkably less ass almost a decade on, but I was wrong.

    Crap-dancing cops and tounge-waggling grandpa FTW.

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