Watch Noel Gallagher’s Oasis-Heavy Live Solo Debut
High Flying Birds play first show in Dublin Sunday night
Last week, Noel Gallagher suggested he and Blur’s Damon Albarn may have finally buried the hatchet and ended Britpop’s biggest feud. The former Oasis frontman isn’t leaving the ’90s behind entirely, though. The guitar-wielding Gallagher brother played an Oasis-heavy set in Dublin on Sunday night at his first show with new solo band High Flying Birds. The 20-song set at the Olympia Theatre also included a new song titled “Freaky Teeth.”
As the NME points out, Gallagher kicked off the gig with 1994 Oasis B-side “It’s Good to Be Free,” then went into “Mucky Fingers,” from 2005’s Don’t Believe the Truth. The rest of the nine Oasis songs in the set ranged from the band’s biggest hits (“Wonderwall,” “Supersonic,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger”) to beloved B-sides (“Talk Tonight,” “Half the World Away”). Gallagher also played songs from his High Flying Birds’ self-titled debut album, which hit the top of the U.K. album charts shortly prior to the show.
Check out fan footage of Oasis’s “Wonderwall” and High Flying Birds’ unreleased song “Freaky Teeth” and brace yourself for plenty of soccer cheers; Gallagher’s preferred team, Manchester City, had beaten hometown nemeses Manchester United 6-1 earlier in the day.