NEW SINGLE : NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS reveal video for new single ‘OPEN THE DOOR, SEE WHAT YOU FIND’ – run of summer outdoor shows kicks-off this Friday at Buckinghamshire’s PENNFEST

Noel Gallagher portrait © Matt Crockett 2023

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Reveal Video For New Single

‘Open The Door, See What You Find’

Taken From the Critically Acclaimed Album ‘Council Skies’Out Now (on Sour Mash Records)

UK & Irish Summer Outdoor Shows Start On Friday at PennFest in Buckinghamshire+ December 2023 UK Arena Tour On Sale Now

Tickets Available Here

‘Council Skies’ Album Reviews;

“It’s a belter” 5/5 The Times

“‘Council Skies’ cements his reputation as one of the best songwriters the UK has ever produced” 8/10 CLASH

“Noel hits his solo stride … soaring tunes” 8/10 Uncut Magazine

“Exactly the album Gallagher should be making to remind people how good he can be”

4/5 Album of the Month, Record Collector

“Noel turns in his best post-Oasis album4/5 MOJO

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

“Lush ballads and purposeful choices” 4/5 NME

“A rich, mature sound” 4/5 Evening Standard

“Mature and melodic” 4/5 The Independent

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today reveal the video for new single ‘Open The Door, See What You Find’ 

The candid performance video was filmed in the legendary Studio 1 at Abbey Road Studios, where the track’s uplifting strings were recorded in April of last year. ‘Open The Door, See What You Find’ forms the centrepiece of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ recent studio album ‘Council Skies’. The track is a prime example of a master songwriter at the very peak of their powers and reaches an incredible sense of release in its soaring chorus. The track is one of three on ‘Council Skies’ to feature Johnny Marr on guitar.

Discussing the writing and recording process at his North London Lone Star Studios, Noel says: “Johnny’s guitar here is great – distinctive, and simple, and you wouldn’t think it was him playing on it. There’s so much joy in this track. Lyrically, the premise is that at a certain point in your life that you look in a mirror and you see all you’ve ever been and all you’re ever going to be. And 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’  follows previous single releases ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Easy Now’ and the recent title track ‘Council Skies’. A decade since the formation of High Flying Birds, ‘Council Skies’, produced by Noel and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, is the band’s fourth studio album, released on Sour Mash Records. The album was greeted with a wave of acclaim from fans and critics alike and is widely regarded as Noel’s most complete solo statement to date. ‘Council Skies’ is available here.

This weekend see’s the band headline PennFest in Buckinghamshire as they embark on the UK & Irish leg of summer outdoor shows having recently returned from a 26-date USA tour, which the band co-headlined with Garbage. Dates include a huge homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August Bank Holiday weekend. This will be followed by a full UK arena tour in December 2023. Tickets are on sale here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds UK Summer Shows:

21 Jul Buckinghamshire, Pennfest (Headlining)

23 Jul Nottingham, Wollaton Park Splendour Festival (Headlining)

28 Jul London, Crystal Palace Bowl – Sold Out

30 Jul Brighton, On The Beach (Headlining) – Sold Out

31 Jul Bournemouth, O2 Academy – Sold Out

04 Aug Bingley, Bingley Weekender (Headlining)

05 Aug Saffron Waldon, Essex Audley End – Sold Out

19 Aug Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle – Sold Out

20 Aug Sedgefield, Co Durham Hardwick Festival (Headlining)

24 Aug Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park – Sold Out

26 Aug Manchester, Wythenshawe Park

27 Aug Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

30 Aug Hull, Bonus Arena – Sold Out

01 Sep Sheffield, Rock N Roll Circus, Don Valley Bowl (Headlining)


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

14 Dec London, OVO Arena Wembley

15 Dec Birmingham, Utilita Arena

17 Dec Cardiff, Cardiff International Arena

18 Dec Leeds, First Direct Arena

20 Dec Glasgow, OVO Hydro

21 Dec Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena

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