By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 10 June 2021
Absolute Radio has announced the launch of pop-up radio station Absolute Radio Noel. Bit early for Christmas songs, isn’t it? Yeah, it is. And get this: Not only is it launching tomorrow, but it’s only going to be on air for one week! Absolute madness. Or indeed, it would be if this was a Christmas radio station. In fact, it is a definitely not bizarre station that will exclusively play songs by the recording artist Noel Gallagher.
Yeah, now you’re interested. So interested. Who wouldn’t be interested in a radio station that – for 24 hours a day – plays nothing but songs by the revered songwriter and guitarist from the legendary Oasis… turned guy who’s in some band (is it a band?) and says funny things in interviews sometimes.
Speaking of which, I lied when I said this radio station would be playing nothing but songs by Noel Gallagher, because there will be breaks for some old interviews with the man himself, in which he will say a funny thing or two, plus a brand new interview, in which he will hopefully say a minimum of one funny thing.
“One man, one station, one week”, says Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester dramatically. “Noel’s been a great friend to Absolute Radio and so we thought he deserved to have his own station where fans can hear non-stop Noel with a mixture of new and exclusive content alongside archive performances and interviews from through the years”.
Oh yeah, new stuff. Exclusive stuff.
This is all in aid of the new best of compilation from that band (I think it’s a band) he’s in now, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, called ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’, which is also out tomorrow. As well as playing tracks from that, there’ll be new session tracks, live performances from the Ritz in Manchester, and – to perk things up a bit – some classic Oasis songs.
Absolute Radio Noel will be live from 10am tomorrow, 11 Jun, until midnight on 18 Jun via the Absolute Radio website. Has Noel Gallagher ever even written a Christmas song?
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