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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Liam Gallagher Plans Two Great Albums Then Get Out of Peoples Faces
Beady Eye are planning an even beadier 2012, promising a second album next summer. Just six months after their debut LP, Liam Gallagher says the group are already plotting a follow-up, promising to release "two great albums then get out of people's faces".
"We were thinking of the second album before we were thinking about the first," Gallagher told BBC Newsbeat this week. "That's the way we do it around our way." Although Beady Eye will spend the rest of the year touring Europe, Japan and South America, Gallagher hopes to return to the studio in the new year. "The way I see it is you hit 'em with two great albums then get out of people's faces as much for yourself [as for] the public," he said. "Have a bit of a break, come back with the third album and then the fourth. Two albums out, two albums out. In an ideal world that would be great."
Beady Eye released Different Gear, Still Speeding in February. It debuted at No 3 – a healthy result for any new group. But Beady Eye aren't just any new group: formed in the ashes of Oasis, the band have struggled to live up to expectations. While Gallagher wants them "to be bigger than the Beatles", Different Gear, Still Speeding has sold fewer copies than any Oasis LP. "The first [Beady Eye] album was making sure we got back out there, back in the ring," Gallagher said. "We put everything into that album, but without a doubt the second will be better."
Liam also claimed he is continuing legal proceedings against Noel Gallagher, over his brother's claim that Oasis cancelled a 2009 gig due to Liam's hangover. "It's not nice suing your family," Liam said. "But [Noel] was telling porkies for the sake of his mates and journalists to get a wisecrack on me. I ain't having that. I ain't a fraud and this band ain't a fraud."
Last week, Noel admitted that Liam did indeed have laryngitis on the night Oasis were scheduled to perform at V festival. "If he gets offended by my opinions on such things then, you know, I apologise," Noel said. "But it's all getting very silly and a little bit out of hand and it's not very cool." Last week, it was reported that the Gallaghers' mother had waded into the fray.
"If [Noel] listens to his lawyers and does the right thing then it'll be well and truly over," Liam said. "I didn't want this to happen.
via L4e / guardian.co.uk
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