Be prepared to Dig Out Your Soul...
James Dannatt

10:14 25th June 2008

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Oasis have announced details of their eagerly awaited seventh studio album, which is set for release on October 6.

Noel Gallagher and Co’s new album will be called ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ and is preceded by the single ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ on September 29.

The album was recorded in the famous Abbey Road studios while the mixing took place in Los Angeles.

Speaking of the album Noel said: “I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight.

“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.”

All four members of the band have once again lent their hands to song writing responsibilities and the first single from the album is a Noel penned tune with Liam on lead vocals.

“If ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. ‘The Shock of The Lightning’ basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best,” added Gallagher.

Dave Sardy returns to the producers chair following his work on 2005’s ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ and ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ will be the first release from the band’s Big Brother record label.

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