Liam Gallagher keeps Beady Eye on new band

Singer announces name of his first band since the demise of Oasis and reveals plans for debut album

Liam Gallagher

All eyes ... Liam Gallagher. Photograph: Getty Images

Liam Gallagher has announced the name of his first band since the demise of Oasis. The band, which features former Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, will be called Beady Eye.

The group are making their as yet untitled debut album with producer Steve Lillywhite, famed for his work with U2.

Oasis split up in 2009 after Noel Gallagher walked out prior to a gig in Paris. The remaining members of the band decided to continue without his involvement, only under a different name.

Beady Eye's first single is scheduled for release in October 2010.


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  • Reflexive Reflexive

    25 May 2010, 6:21PM

    Pretty loathsome character, Liam. Have always felt sorry for his talented brother, Noel. How bad it must have been to watch his mouthy brother posturing and adding a layer of crudity onto his sophisticated lyrics. I wish Noel all the best with his solo career, and fully expect this new outfit to produce castrated music, even with a first-rate producer.

  • deadflowers94 deadflowers94

    25 May 2010, 6:43PM

    Wish them the best of luck. Liam's a great singer and by all accounts a decent bloke when not posturing for the media, and the others are all capable musicians to say the least. Andy Bell was great in Ride. Gotta say, though, I doubt their songwriting will be great. Confident that it will be good at least, but nothing to write home about.

    By the way, Reflexive, in what way are Noel's lyrics sophisticated? "Can I ride with you in my BMW, can you sail with me in my yellow submarine" Awesome. He's a great melodicist and has never claimed to be a particularly good lyricist. Credit where credit's due though, he's now and again come up with some great lyrical content - Gas Panic!, The Importance Of Being Idle etc. Better than Little James though.

  • salgado salgado

    25 May 2010, 6:53PM

    gem and andy are both excellent musicans and hopefully they'll have more creative freedom here than in oasis

    Not too sure about that. Noel seemed to say his style was fairly limited by what Liam was willing to do (admittedly he says a lot of things).

    They did write a few songs on the last few albums, but nothing unexpected really.

    I'm still hoping for a Ride reunion.

  • JRHartley JRHartley

    25 May 2010, 7:33PM

    Think Noel said everything he needed to say on those first two albums. Expect Liam and his Beady Eyes to sound pretty much identical to the last two Oasis records. Maybe Noel could form a rival band with Bonehead, Guigsy and Alan Whitey/Tony McCarroll...britpop package tour of UK racecourses awaits

  • DaveXPat DaveXPat

    25 May 2010, 7:36PM

    Firstly, Liam is by far the better writer these days and I'm sure with the guys he's working with they'll make a brilliant debut record. . . I can't wait! At last they've gotten rid of the sulky old burnt out misery Noel and they can start having some rock and roll fun again. And the name is perfect! B.E.

  • DaveXPat DaveXPat

    25 May 2010, 7:51PM

    They're the only band that look any good these days too. Noel - mark my words - is sitting at home worried. He has an ego the size of a Japanese car factory and he knows his brother can - when he feels like it - pen some top tunes. The fact that BE are planning to stick an album to the public this year means they mean business. Confidence!! What they really need to do is get in a brilliant young guitarist and then I'll put money on them being one of the biggest live acts since - - - well, since Oasis.

  • DaveXPat DaveXPat

    25 May 2010, 8:30PM

    @ammypam

    Sure, I know Noel played a major role in getting them to where they are/were, but you have to admit that Liam is a full blown British rock star who deserves his place up there with the best of the best front men. . . and Out of Time was one of the best tracks on the last album by far. . .even Noel said so. . . the past is the past is the past. . . Beady Eye will be HUGE!!!!

  • Monkeybug Monkeybug

    25 May 2010, 8:57PM

    @Reflexive:

    Pretty loathsome character, Liam. Have always felt sorry for his talented brother, Noel. How bad it must have been to watch his mouthy brother posturing and adding a layer of crudity onto his sophisticated lyrics

    Sophisticated lyrics? Ha ha.

    I've never bought into the idea the Noel was the clever/talented one. He is neither. Both brothers are pretty stupid, but at least Liam seems to be aware of that. Liam never went to schmooze with Tony Blair in Downing Street, or wish AIDS on rival band members. As for talent, Noel can only write great songs when his songwriting skill is coupled with a lots and lots (I'm talking years) of practice, which is why Definitely Maybe is their only great record. The one stand-out thing about Oasis was always the lead vocals.

  • Xaeromancer Xaeromancer

    25 May 2010, 9:29PM

    "Maybe Noel could form a rival band with Bonehead, Guigsy and Alan Whitey/Tony McCarroll."

    Awesome idea. Maybe they could tour with the reformed Blur?

    Beady Eye- That's even worse than Alien Sex Fiend or Ned's Atomic Dustbin.

  • JeffLebowski JeffLebowski

    25 May 2010, 9:35PM

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  • territorialisation territorialisation

    25 May 2010, 10:11PM

    so, thick mardy vain talentless ponce with too much money and time decides to revive his musical stylings which were already dated in the 1990s?

    YES Guardian - CUTTING EDGE STUFF AS ALWAYS!! S'leb slags! MWAH!

  • joshthedog joshthedog

    25 May 2010, 10:22PM

    I, for one, am looking forward to hearing his new musical direction. You can be sure that it will challenge conventions, and reinvent the pop album for the 21st century. Yup. Certain of it.

  • deadflowers94 deadflowers94

    25 May 2010, 10:24PM

    so, thick mardy vain talentless ponce with too much money and time decides to revive his musical stylings which were already dated in the 1990s?

    YES Guardian - CUTTING EDGE STUFF AS ALWAYS!! S'leb slags! MWAH!

    No, popular muscian commences new album with new band name, and The Guardian dutifully reports it.

  • rockdeity rockdeity

    25 May 2010, 10:27PM

    The Importance Of Being Eric Idle, more like. Why do you all keep giving this waste of space the benefit of Mr Kite? Er, I mean doubt. The Mafia of The Mediocre.

  • yonsok yonsok

    25 May 2010, 10:35PM

    Goodness me. What exciting news. A new album, group and music .

    Still . It lets us all indulge in character assassination, class prejudice and an unhealthy tribalism and reduces music to a competetive sport. It makes us examine our value systems and who we approve of.

    No dumbing down here. Oh no.

    I bet my late mother wouldn't have let me play with Liam or Noel.

    The last time I saw a man walk like Liam was what we used to refer to as ' the borstal boy walk.'

    I wish him and all muscians well in making music.

  • eightnothing eightnothing

    26 May 2010, 12:20AM

    Let's see...miserable expression, looking down his nose, superior air, stupid classes, totally pretentious...

    Think I'll give it a miss, not sure why, but thanks anyway.

  • ChiangMaiCharlie ChiangMaiCharlie

    26 May 2010, 5:29AM

    @yonsok
    25 May 2010, 10:35PM

    Goodness me. What exciting news. A new album, group and music .

    Still . It lets us all indulge in character assassination, class prejudice and an unhealthy tribalism and reduces music to a competetive sport. It makes us examine our value systems and who we approve of.

    No dumbing down here. Oh no.

    I bet my late mother wouldn't have let me play with Liam or Noel.

    The last time I saw a man walk like Liam was what we used to refer to as ' the borstal boy walk.'

    I wish him and all muscians well in making music.

    Glen Beck from Fox News called, he wants his self righteousness back.

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