When it comes to reputations in the music industry, it’s a shame that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Noel Gallagher[/lastfm], formerly of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Oasis[/lastfm], is ofttimes equated more with his tumultuous sibling rivalry with brother[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Liam Gallagher [/lastfm]than with his fantastic guitar playing and talented songwriting skills.

Which is why Noel Gallagher’s debut solo effort, the upcoming album High Flying Birds (Sour Mash/Mercury Records), is so important.

Despite his dramatic split from Oasis in 2009,  Gallagher still deems his work with the band as a vital creative aspect of his life, but High Flying Birds really lets Gallagher’s talents soar solo and sans drama.

We’ve got an exclusive new track called “If I Had A Gun…” for you from High Flying Birds. Check it out and tell us what you think!

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[pullquote quote=”I’m proud of them and of what they mean to people. ” credit=”Noel Gallagher on his Oasis songs”]Set to be released on November 8th, High Flying Birds will be Noel Gallagher’s first solo album project since his split with Oasis in 2009.

Gallagher starts touring this fall to support his new solo venture.

KROQ will present one of Noel Gallagher’s autumn shows at UCLA Royce Hall on November 17th, 2011. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, September 9th at 10am, but KROQ will have a presale on Thursday, September 8th from 10am-10pm.

Expect to hear some Oasis tracks from the musician; as the primary acting songwriter for Oasis, Gallagher holds the songs closely to his psyche.

“I’m proud of them and of what they mean to people,” Gallagher said. “I’ll never do a gig without playing them. They’re like drugs to me.”

Some of the songs that Noel Gallagher wrote for Oasis during their massive fifteen year career include “Live Forever,” “Supersonic,” “Wonderwall,” and “Don’t Look Back In Anger.”

“If I Had A Gun…” follows suit with a lush, melodic Britpop arrangement, melancholic love lyrics, and the swirling rush of Gallagher’s swaggering guitar riffs.

  • What do you think of Noel Gallagher’s “If I Had A Gun…?” Let us know in the comments!

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