Liam Gallagher, former member of Oasis, and John Squire, former guitarist of The Stone Roses, that is, two of the biggest icons to come out of Manchester, have recorded a joint album, reports The Guardian.
The specific details of this work are unknown, except for the first single, which is titled ‘Just Another Rainbow’ and comes out on January 5. Citing the official press release, The Guardian reports that Gallagher and Squire are preparing a promotional tour.
The Guardian has been able to listen to the album and describes that its sound brings together influences from Brit-pop, psychedelic rock, garage, blues and the psychedelic pop of the Beatles at the time of ‘Revolver’. Curiously, Gallagher alluded to his album with Squire last October, stating, in his usual hesitant tone, that it was the “best album since ‘Revolver’.”
The “emotional melodies”, the “pounding rhythms” and the “strong riffs” will also be present on the joint album by Gallagher and Squire. That is to say, it will be a bit what you expect from the union of Oasis and Stone Roses, two groups that already had their common history: in the nineties, Squire played on tour with Oasis and, in 1997, Gallagher wrote a song with Squire, ‘ Love Me and Leave Me’, performed by Squire’s post-Stone Roses breakup band, the Seahorses.
Among the influences that have guided the sound of Gallagher and Squire’s album are Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, Faces, Bob Marley and the Bee Gees. Greg Kurstin, the ubiquitous producer, plays bass on the album, and Joey Waronker is on drums.
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