Manchester-originating band Oasis has been embroiled in turmoil over the past decade, with brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher effectually distancing themselves from one another following the band’s split in 2009. Yet fans of the band were welcomed with some good news last month as Liam revealed that he’d hope to reunite the band following the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for the NHS. While many fans were surprised (and skeptical) by the statement, today, Noel has equally prompted some good Oasis news by sharing a previously unreleased demo from the band titled “Don’t Stop…”
Noel shared that he had found the track, the first track released by the group in over 10 years, on a CD at his home. “As far as I’m aware there is only one version of this tune ‘out there’ from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong about 15 years ago?” He wrote on the band’s Instagram page. “I’m not sure whether the soundcheck version pre-dates the demo as there’s no date on the CD.”
In 2008, Oasis released Dig Out Your Soul, and broke up the following year. Noel and Liam have both been in heated arguments with one another since, often blaming the other for why reunions won’t happen. Noel recently sat down with British Vogue, telling the publication he’s considered a reunion, but called Liam a “f*cking idiot” in the process. He continued in saying that “the only thing I could come up with was burning his house down or smashing his car in…but that’s not going to solve anything, is it?”
Listen to “Don’t Stop…” above.
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