June 25, 2008

‘Dig Out Your Soul’ New Album From Oasis to Be Released October 7th

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Lisa Markowitz

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Kathy Reilly

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Oasis are set to return later this year with a new single and their seventh studio album. The first single will be 'The Shock Of The Lightning' and the album, 'Dig Out Your Soul' is in-stores October 7th; it is the first new Oasis music since last year's 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down,' taken from the on the road film of the same name.

'Dig Out Your Soul' sees Dave Sardy return to the producer's chair following his work on their 2005 album, 'Don't Believe The Truth.' Recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles, all four members once again contribute tracks, but the recording marks a new approach for the band as described by the band's principle songwriter, Noel Gallagher:

"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."

The lead single is still unmistakably Oasis, a Noel penned song with Liam's immediately familiar voice to the fore underlining their distinctive brand of finger in the socket rock 'n' roll.

'The Shock Of The Lightning' may well represent the most recognizable Oasis song on the album but, again, the new approach on 'Dig Out Your Soul' was present on this lead track as Noel explains:

"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."

'Dig Out Your Soul' will be the first album released on the band's own Big Brother label worldwide.

North American distribution and marketing arrangements for 'Dig Out Your Soul,' will be announced shortly.



Oasis tour dates

With special guest Ryan Adams

8/26/08: Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater

8/27/08: Vancouver, BC - GM Place

8/29/08: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place

8/30/08: Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

9/1/08: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center

9/4/08: Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place

9/5/08: Montreal, QC - Bell Centre

9/7/08: Virgin Festival Toronto, ON

9/9/08: London, Ontario - John LaBatt Centre

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