25 August, 2016 - NME.com
Liam Gallagher's debut solo album has been confirmed for next year, with the former Oasis singer penning a major label deal with Warner Bros.
In May, Gallagher hinted at his return to music but denied that he would go solo, arguing that he wouldn't do so because he is "not a c**t".
Now it has been announced that Gallagher has signed to Warner Bros Records, part of Warner Music Group, for an album coming in 2017. Warner Bros is the home of Biffy Clyro, Muse, Foals and Royal Blood.
"Very excited to be signing to the mighty Warner Brothers; looking forward to making some super sweet sounds," Gallagher says of the news. "Keep the faith!"
Phil Christie, President of Warner Bros Records UK, adds: "Liam’s one of the all-time greats - brilliant, distinctive, controversial and captivating."
"The album he’s currently recording is big, bold and heartfelt, and it feels important and culturally relevant," Christie says. "Such a strong return for one of the UK’s most loved artists."
Gallagher recently spoke to Q about his new album, revealing that he's working on new music with "two lads I know". He elaborated: "One's a multi-instrumentalist and he can play anything. Not that there's much to play on these songs. One guitar, acoustic. One guitar, electric. Drum kit, keyboard about that big [measures out 12 inches between his hands]. That's your lot. Proper sparse, really pumping. How it should be. We've demoed some songs..."
"I am not embarking on a solo 'career'," Gallagher went on to clarify. "Everyone should know that. There are just 10, 11 songs I've written that are eligible to be recorded. They've got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny. We'll record them this year and release it next year. It'll shock people. It's a record written by me, that's got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty. You won't be scratching your chin. It's not Pink Floyd and it ain't Radiohead. It's chin-out music."