NEW SINGLE : NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS release new track ‘OPEN THE DOOR, SEE WHAT YOU FIND’ – taken from new album ‘COUNCIL SKIES,’ out this Friday

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Release New Track ‘Open The Door, See What You Find’

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 From Forthcoming New Album ‘Council Skies’Out Friday (2nd June) on Sour Mash Records

 Available to Pre-Order Here

 UK Summer Shows & December Arena Tour On Sale Now

Tickets Available Here

“Noel turns in his best post-Oasis album”MOJO 4/5

“Noel hits his solo stride … if you’ve ever liked Noel, you’ll remember why”UNCUT 4/5

“A sheer amount of sonic variation … a consistently surprising listen”Rolling Stone UK 4/5

“Exactly the album Gallagher should be making to remind people how good he can be” – Record Collector 4/5

“His most personal album in decades”The Big Issue

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have today released new song ‘Open The Door, See What You Find’ ahead of the eagerly anticipated new studio album ‘Council Skies’, released on Friday via Sour Mash Records.

Speaking about the track, Noel says, “Lyrically, the premise is that, at a certain point in your life you look in a mirror and you see all you’ve ever been and all you’re ever going to be. It’s about being happy with that. Being happy with where you are in life, with who you are, and where you’re going. Life is good!”

‘Open The Door, See What You Find’ also features longtime friend and collaborator Johnny Marr on guitar. This is the fifth new song to be revealed from ‘Council Skies’ following ‘Pretty Boy’ (also featuring Johnny Marr), ‘Easy Now’, the epic ‘Dead To The World’ and current single ‘Council Skies.’

All have received widespread acclaim from media and fans alike and early album reviews have been unanimous in their praise. ‘Council Skies’ has been described as “his best post-Oasis album” by MOJO, “His most personal album in decades” by The Big Issue, “Noel hits his solo stride” by UNCUT and “Some of the best songs of his post-Oasis career” by Rolling Stone UK. Record Collector awarded Council Skies their Album Of The Month, declaring it “exactly the album Gallagher should be making to remind people how good he can be”.

A decade since the formation of the High Flying Birds, and having achieved four consecutive UK Number One albums, ‘Council Skies’, produced by Noel and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, is the band’s fourth studio album and widely regarded as Noel’s most complete solo statement to date.

The release of ‘Council Skies’ will kick start a huge live season for the band beginning with a 26-date UK tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage, which starts on Friday, coinciding with album release.  The band then return to the UK in July to play an array of UK outdoor shows and headline festival performances, including a massive homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August Bank Holiday weekend. This is followed by a full UK arena tour throughout December 2023. Tickets are on sale here.

‘Council Skies’ is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The previously released Robert Smith remix of ‘Pretty Boy’ is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats which also include a stunning live session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ will be included with all album pre-orders via the official store.


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds UK & Irish Summer Shows:


21 July                         Penn Street, Buckinghamshire – PennFest (HEADLINE)

23 July                         Nottingham – Splendour In The Park (HEADLINE)

28 July                         London Crystal Palace Bowl – South Facing Festival (SOLD OUT)

30 July                         Brighton – On The Beach (SOLD OUT)

4 August                      Bingley Weekender (HEADLINE)

5 August                      Saffron Walden – Audley End House & Gardens (SOLD OUT)

19 August                     Monmouthshire – Caldicot Castle (SOLD OUT)

20 August                     Co. Durham – Hardwick Festival (HEADLINE)

24 August                     Taunton Vivary Park

26 August                     Manchester Wythenshawe Park

27 August                     Dublin Royal Hospital Kilmainham

30 August                     Hull Bonus Arena (SOLD OUT)

1 September                Sheffield Don Valley Bowl – Rock’N’Roll Circus (HEADLINE)


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023 UK Arena Tour Dates:


14 December                London OVO Arena Wembley

15 December                Birmingham Utilita Arena

17 December                Cardiff International Arena

18 December                Leeds First Direct Arena

20 December                Glasgow OVO Hydro

21 December                Liverpool M&S Bank Arena



‘Council Skies’ – Deluxe Album Tracklisting; 

Disc 1:

  1. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
  2. Pretty Boy
  3. Dead To The World
  4. Open The Door, See What You Find
  5. Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
  6. Easy Now
  7. Council Skies
  8. There She Blows!
  9. Love Is A Rich Man
  10. Think Of A Number

Disc 2:

  1. Don’t Stop…
  2. We’re Gonna Get There In The End
  3. Mind Games
  4. Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
  5. Dead To The World (Instrumental)
  6. Council Skies (Instrumental)
  7. Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
  8. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
  9. Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12” Remix)
  10. Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
  11. Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
  12. Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
  13. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
  14. Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)


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