Noel Gallagher debuts his new scissors player (and a new song) on Jools Holland: Watch

High Flying Birds leader incorporates a wacky instrument into his latest track, "She Taught Me How to Fly"


    Next month, Noel Gallagher will return with a new High Flying Birds album called Who Built the Moon?. The follow-up to 2015’s Chasing Yesterday was recorded after a “bracing, two-year creative collaboration” with producer/DJ David Holmes and draws on “French psychedelic pop as much as classic electro, soul, rock, disco and dance…” The LP also comes just a few weeks after the release of brother Liam’s debut solo effort, As You Were

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    In anticipation, Gallagher & co. dropped in on Later… with Jools Holland Tuesday to debut a brand-new song titled, “She Taught Me How to Fly”. The performance was particularly noteworthy as Gallagher was backed by someone playing the scissors (???) as an instrument. (Liam, please weigh in.) Check out the replay above. Editor’s Note: Maybe he was just trying to avoid paying tariffs

    Additionally, Gallagher played “Holy Mountain”, the rollicking, Paul Weller-assisted lead single. “It was one of the first things David and I did on the first week of working together,” the former Oasis member said previously of the track. “I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single. There’s so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favourite pieces of music that I’ve ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it.” Catch that performance below.


    Who Built the Moon? arrives November 24th and will be supported with a 2018 tour across North America and Europe. Here’s your chance to see Gallagher’s scissors player live and in person.

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2018 Tour Dates:
    02/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Cathedral at Masonic Temple
    02/10 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
    02/12 – Washington, DC @ Anthem
    02/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater
    02/15 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
    02/17 – Boston, MA @ Opera House
    02/18 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
    02/20 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    02/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Goodyear Theater
    02/24 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    02/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
    02/27 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    02/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
    03/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre
    03/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    03/05 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater At ACL Live
    03/06 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
    03/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
    03/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    03/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum
    04/22 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
    04/24 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
    04/25 – Aberdeen, UK @ BHGE Arena
    04/27 – London, UK @ The SSE Arena Wembley
    04/30 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
    05/01 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena
    05/03 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
    05/04 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
    05/06 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
    05/07 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
    05/09 – Belfast, UK @ The SSE Arena
    05/10 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena