Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release “Rattling Rose”

    Oasis meets ’80s synth pop.

    Noel Gallagher
    Noel Gallagher. Image: Mitch Ikeda / Black Arts PR

    Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds project have released “Rattling Rose,” the second single from their Black Star Dancing EP.

    “Rattling Rose” both draws on the synth pop explosion of the ’80s and indulges in catchy notions of rock grandeur. It retains the dance-friendly elements of the title track “Black Star Dancing,” but pulls back towards Gallagher’s formative sound in Oasis.

    Both tracks will appear on the Black Star Dancing EP, which arrives next Friday, but Gallagher apparently plans on releasing another two four-tracks by Christmas. He told Radio X the second EP will be “a very Mancunian-sounding record” which, for non-British readers, likely means that it will channel the sounds of Oasis, Joy Division and The Stone Roses—the latter being a longtime influence on Gallagher’s body of work.

    Listen to “Rattling Rose” here: